We all want honesty in our marriages.
But maybe not too much. Not… TOTAL
I’d rather hear “No, those jeans do not make your butt look fat.”
And now that I have been married a long time, I have recognized a whole bunch of fibs that married people tell each other.
I would have to say that the Number One Marital Fib is:
“Just a second.”
There are several variations of “Just a second.” Like, “I’m almost ready.” Or “I’ll just take a quick shower.”
My husband’s personalized variation on “Just a second” is: “I’ll be off the phone in a minute.” Mine is: “One more chapter and I’ll come to bed.”
And there are so many more marital fibs – employed on an almost daily basis.
“I cleaned up the last time the cat threw up. It’s your turn.”
“Yes, I DID tell you that your mother called.”
“I paid that on time. The bank must have screwed up.”
“The milk is sour?”
“I loved the shirt that you gave me, but it didn’t fit.”
“The cat just farted.”
“I didn’t realize that I left it on empty.”
“No, it’s not new. I’ve had it a while.” (Free advice: This is true if you put something new in a drawer for a few weeks before you wear it.)
And tonight I just experienced another variation on the “just a second” theme – one that my mother knew all too well:
“I’ll help you with those dishes – but I need to go to the bathroom first.”
My mother had a name for that particular phenomenon.
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