Quite a while ago I wrote a post calling hubby a “bad looker forer”. (Yes, I do sometimes make up my own words.)
This post discussed the widespread phenomenon of men being unable to locate basic items. These items are generally not lost, or misplaced or even necessarily hard to find. More times than not, they are in plain sight and screaming out “Here I am, Here I am” as a man gives a cursory glance right over the item and then declares he cannot find it!
So, here I am more than a year after writing that original post, writing about it all over again. Because even after a year, hubby has still not honed his viewing skills. As someone with 20/20 eyesight, this is just mind boggling to me!
Last night we are discussing dinner. We’ve both been working a ton and there are not a lot of food options in the house.
Hubby says…. “I’m hungry, what should we do for dinner?”
“I don’t know, do you want to order something?” I reply.
“I don’t know… Chinese?”
“No way…. I totally don’t want Chinese.”
“Do you want to pick something up? Like Chili’s, or Applebee’s or maybe some boneless wings from that place down the road?”
“No.. I don’t think so”
“Ok, you’re killing me… what the heck to do you want then? A burrito from Chipotle?”
“I had a burrito yesterday.”
“Since when does that matter…. I thought you were the guy who could eat a burrito every day, forever?”
“Nahhhh… no burritos tonight”
“Ok then, I don’t know what to tell you…. I think we have a frozen DiGiorno pizza, or some stuffed chicken? How about pasta? I think we have a jar of that vodka sauce we like.”
And….. here’s where it starts.
Hubby says, “Actually I thought about pasta. But, I looked and we don’t have any vodka sauce”
“Are you positive? I’m pretty sure we have some.”
“I’m sure. I looked for it. But, you do always say I’m a “bad looker forer” so feel free to check” he says in his most challenging way……..
Lo and behold.. there’s vodka sauce in the pantry.
Dinner is ready….. and right after Hubby spoons the vodka sauce over the pasta, he opens the fridge, and calls across the room. “Oh no… we don’t have any cheese!”
“Yes we do.”
“Nope… I’m looking in the fridge it’s not here.”
From across the room I say, “It’s on the first shelf, all the way to the left, by the wine holder…”
“Ahhh” he replies “I see it”.
Yes, of course you do.
You know, dear hubby, if you actually opened your eyes when you look for things you might actually find them….
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