Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Husband Store and More

Now i would normally never post chain mails and forwards like this but it raises a good point that i would love to talk about. So here it is and we will discuss I will discuss it a bit after.
The Husband Store...

A store that sells husbands has just opened in Ottawa where a woman may go
to choose a husband from among many men. The store is comprised of 6
floors, and the men increase in positive attributes as the shopper ascends
the flights. There is, however, a catch. As you open the door to any floor
you may choose a man from that floor, but if you go up a floor, you cannot
go back down except to exit the building.

So a woman goes to the shopping center to find a husband.

On the first floor the sign on the door reads: "Floor 1 - These men have
jobs." The woman reads the sign and says to herself, "Well, that's better
than my last boyfriend, but I wonder what's further up?" So up she goes.

he second floor sign reads: "Floor 2 - These men have jobs and love
kids." The woman remarks to herself, "That's great, but I wonder what's
further up?" And up she goes again.

The third floor sign reads: "Floor 3 - These men have jobs, love kids, and
are extremely good looking." "Hmmm, better." she says. "But I wonder
what's upstairs?"

The fourth floor sign reads: "Floor 4 - These men have jobs, love kids,
are extremely good looking, and help with the housework." "Wow!" exclaims
the woman, "very tempting. BUT, there must be more further up!" And again
she heads up another flight.

The fifth floor sign reads: "Floor 5 - These men have jobs, love kids, are
extremely good looking, help with the housework, and have a strong
romantic streak." "Oh, mercy me! But just think what must be awaiting me
further on?" So up to the sixth floor she goes.

The sixth floor sign reads: "Floor 6 - You are visitor 3,456,789,012 to
this floor. There are no men on this floor. This floor exists solely as
proof that women are impossible to please."
Now are we as women really this hard to make happy? Do we really always want and look for the next best thing? I was sitting here thinking about my everyday life and realized that maybe there is a bit of truth in this humor.

I know that women as a whole can sometimes be indecisive. We say one thing when we mean another, We want one thing so bad only to see something better and swear we will die without it. I get that we can be a bit hard to figure out for both men and other women. But i never thought of us as impossible to please. Difficult maybe but impossible???

I try to look into my daily life and all the things i bitch about, complain about, or roll my eyes over and ask myself if i am being difficult and impossible to please.

I constantly bitch at my husband when he cleans the kitchen because he doesn't put things back where i want them to go. Now my defense to this is that i am the main cook in the house and it makes things a pain in the butt if i have to search for stuff for 20 minutes before i can start to cook. To his defense shouldn't i just be happy that i have a husband who helps share the house work? Now this is very hard for me to admit to as i would like to think i am never wrong or out of place in my bitching. But maybe he is right! Maybe i should be grateful that i have a husband who will help out around the house and stop bitching that he isn't doing it right.

Another thing i fuss about is how he is so lax on the kids. Now i can explain this one and i know a lot of mothers can understand where i am coming from. After being a stay at home mom for 5 years i am sick of being the bad guy all the time. When he gets home from work i expect him to be the bad guy for a little while. Alas he usually is there best friend and i still end up being the bad guy. Once again to his defense...shouldn't i just be happy that i have a man who takes a great deal of interest and responsibility in his kids lives. He loves those boys more than anything else on this earth. Shouldn't i just sit back and marvel in the fact that he can spend hours playing trains with them or give them horsey rides around the living room?

Romance is another point of contention. I am one of the only women in the world who begs her husband to not buy her jewelry and expensive things. Yes you heard me right! I actually fuss at him when he buys me a necklace for our anniversary or a ring for my birthday. It isn't that i dont like it but rather i think of a million things that the money could have been used to buy that we really need. The same goes for flowers and other gifts. I am a horrible wife. Shouldnt i just appreciate the fact that i have a romantic man who loves to shower me with gifts? I need to be thankful that he remembers our anniversary and takes the time to make plans and buy me a gift.

Why cant i just be happy with all these great qualities? Why cant i just be thankful for his kind, sweet, loving, husbandly, self? Because i am a woman? I am impossible to please? Or am i just a good old bitch? So Ladies and men if there are any Gentlemen, what are your thoughts? Are you an impossible woman? Men are we impossible to make happy or do you just give up and not try hard enough be careful what you say or we will hunt you down?


Mom24 said...

Well, you're not a horrible wife. I think you're right, we all tend to do this to some degree.

I'm definitely with you on the kitchen thing though. It's really irritating when I can't find something in the kitchen.

We don't do gifts for each other either. I regret that a bit, it's fun to get presents.

Good luck, like I said, it's always a work in progress.

Jen @ Rolling Through Looneyville said...

Nice post! You're definitely heads and shoulders above most wives in that you realize some of this stuff.

(I'm not a jewelry/flowers/candy person either. I like wash machines :)

Hope you guys have recovered from your illnesses! We're on round 11 million today. Ugh.

Tracye said...

I think most of us (with good husbands, anyway!) feel this way at least once in a while. Mine bought me some really expensive flip-flops (the exact ones that I wanted) but I haven't even gotten them out of the box yet. Just because of all the things I could have spent the money on besides myself.

I hear you.