Ok, I’ve never tried this before but I’m going to ask for some reader participation.
There is frequently “reading material” scattered all over my bathroom vanity
It’s not uncommon to see a Maxim or Sports Illustrated magazine opened on the countertop.
I wake up and enter the bathroom to shower.
There is a Calvin & Hobbes book opened on the bathroom counter (in the midst of other clutter)
Do you stop what you are doing to read the Calvin & Hobbes book or…..
Do you completely ignore it and grumble about hubby always leaving crap lying around the bathroom?
Like many men, hubby likes to (ahem) read in the bathroom… books, magazines etc. It’s actually pretty common for him to leave whatever he was reading most recently on the counter next to the sink. I love it when he does this as there’s always something easy to grab when I need to smack him in the head for leaving crap lying around to clutter the already too small bathroom… but I digress….
So one evening not long ago, hubby says to me.. “Did you see that cartoon I left for you?”
Me: “The cartoon you left for me?? Where?”
Hubby: “The Calvin & Hobbes one”
Hubby: “I left the Calvin & Hobbes book open in the bathroom, I thought you’d like the cartoon”
Me: “And, how exactly would I know this?”
Hubby: “I left it right on the sink opened to the page.. don’t you go in there every day?
Me: “Yes, I do go in there every day… and every day I wonder why you’ve left some sort of reading material on the sink”
Hubby: “How could you not see it?”
Me: “I did see it. I saw that you left a book and it was open.. but I didn’t get the telepathic note that I was supposed to read it”
Hubby: “I thought you’d think it was funny”
Me: “Ok, that’s great but how would I know that the open Calvin & Hobbes book is different than oh say, the open magazine with the article about Jessica Biel?”
Hubby: “It was open to the page, I figured you’d read it while you were getting ready”
Me: “Honestly, I had no idea I was supposed to read it”
Hubby: “I don’t understand..”
Me: “Well, I guess that makes two of us…..”
And yet again, another wonderful display of our stellar communication skills at work! Hubby’s heart was in the right place, but so much was lost in translation!
By the way.. this was the cartoon he was trying to share with me… and, you know what? Hubby was right….. I do think it’s friggin’ funny!
What do you think??? Maybe it was a subliminal message from hubby that he needs one too??
So, my dear blog readers… help me settle a debate.
Without having any idea which direction this vote may go, please let me know….