Apparently this afternoon, there were no clean small spoons in the silverware drawer when Vince went to get one.
Later, while he was outside, I unpacked the dishwasher and began putting the dirty dishes in, but I didn’t realize he had needed a spoon and there were none in the drawer.
After dinner . .
Vince: Are the dishes in the dishwasher clean?
Vince: Did you know there are no clean spoons in the drawer?
Me: There are! I just unpacked the dishwasher.
Vince: I just asked you if you unpacked the dishwasher and you said NO!
Me: No, you asked me if the dishes in the dishwasher were clean.
Vince: You knew what I meant!
Oh really? Did I?
Me: I only know what you said.
Vince: OK . . two can play that game.
That makes me hopeful that he is going to begin speaking my language!
JackSounds ie says
Sounds like home!
Sue K says
sounds like you guys have a very normal marriage!!
Donna Williams says
If I had a nickel for every time that type of conversation occurred in this house I’d be a thousand-aire. Here’s hoping Vince becomes bi-lingual. HA!
Peg H says
Hahahahahahaha!!!!! I’m with Donna ^ …. except I want a dollar for every one of those conversations. I’d be so rich!
My husband says the same thing and I tell him if he doesn’t know what he means there’s no way I know what he’s talking about.
Amy M says
Truly LOL. GReat story.. and I totally can empathize!
Sounds like my house!
glen in louisiana says
Oh yeah! We go through the same thing.
ROTFLOL, i think you caught Vince red-handed!
When my oldest son was in 6th grade, his English teacher gave the class an exercize in communications. She had them get up and explain to the class how to make a peanut butter sandwich, step by step.
Would you be surprized to know that there were no peanut butter sandwiches made by the class that day, because no one remembered to put in all the steps?? it’s true.
Don’t read the last line of this post with a mouth full of hot tea!! My keyboard almost got a shower.
Poor Vince — he’s not going to win.
I always laugh when I say something to my husband, like “can you go downstairs and make sure all of the light are off” (this was 2 nights ago), and he says “What do you mean?”…. I stop and think, I can’t say it any more clearly….. so I say “Is English your first language?”
I don’t think you’ll ever speak the same language, but if it helps were all in the same boat. Lol
LOL. It’s that whole Mars vs. Venus thing acting up again. What’s a woman to do?
Guys are really from Mars and women from Venus. they dont speak our language at all! and then they get mad when you dont understand where they are coming from. I get this all the time at my house. BUT the best part is he says it is because of MENopause. I tell him he is partly right! LOL