Nina's Stillwater Calendar

Thursday, February 1

If I meant to drop vague and oblique hints...

In an earlier post, I complained about the unspecified remarks of some unnamed people. A few of my dear friends and readers wondered if I meant them. Or course, I didn't. I was referring to people who certainly are never going to read my blog, because we aren't friends. I regret making anyone uncomfortable so I want to clear something up. I won't make vague accusations against anybody I know off-line that I also know reads this blog and then leave you to wonder.

There is one exception. If - sorry, I mean When - my husband does anything wrong or annoying or if I am just in a bad mood that day, I will feel fully justified in making oblique hints about the gaffe on my blog. If he fails to read the blog, notice the hints, and make amends within two hours of posting, I will further feel justified in acting affronted for the remainder of that day while refusing to tell him why. Finally, I reserve the right to mention both the original blunder and his subsequent failure to notice the hints on my blog anytime a remotely similar situation crops up for the remainder of our mortal lives. I'm sorry I have to do this honey, but it doesn't seem fair to change the ground rules that men and women have been using to operate by for thousands of years off-line just because now it is online.

3 comments:

Scott said...

In general I am able accept my fate as a lower life form (male/husband), but I must firmly protest the two hour response time. This is due to the nocturnal hours that many math grad students are known to pursue the night before homework is due. Furthermore there are days that I am consumed by the meeting monster and do not make it back out until eight hours later. Therefore I am petitioning that there be a minimum of four hours before a response is deemed to be over due.

Anyone who can support my petition please comment on this post.

Jill said...

It makes me sad that poor Scott should suffer unknowingly...give him a chance, Nina! He's probably making a sweet, puppy dog look right now...

Barbara said...

Sorry, Scott, I prefer to stay out of marital disputes. Not that this is a dispute, I just don't want to take a side. Neutral! Yeah!!!