Speak freely….no wait!
Have you ever noticed how behaved and polite you are to your spouse/girlfriend/boyfriend/partner in the presence of company? When it comes to disagreements or differing opinions with a loved one, society has taught us to always maintain a level of respect and dignity when others are around; even if we have a strong inclination to speak out. Men and women alike do not like to be publically embarrassed by their respective counterpart, even if they deserve it. Whether you are at dinner with friends, a company party or your child’s school play, calling out your ‘better half’ with others in ear shot is a recipe for sure domestic disaster.
Of course you do, but your pants are on fire if you did not totally want to say otherwise.
Onward, how many times has your blood boiled about something your better half did or said and you have bit your tongue for the sake of social harmony? Well, here is a breakout of what I think you guys and gals would really have liked to express when “this” happened.
SETTING: Holiday Party
STATEMENT: “Sorry we are late but Jimmy insisted he didn’t need directions. I kept telling him it was the wrong way, but he wouldn’t listen!”
ACCEPTABLE RESPONSE: (polite head nod of acceptance), “Haha, I know, hon. I could have sworn it just off Route 66. Should have listened to you.”
DESIRED RESPONSE: “I should have kicked you out of the car when I broke the speed limit you so delicately reminded me I was breaking. If you weren’t babbling incoherently in my ear for the entire ride asking ‘if you look fat in those jeans?’ I wouldn’t have missed the turn. By the way, yes you do.”
Here we see an all time classic. A Man’s natural instinct is to track/hunt/discover without the aid of others, including his lady.