Tuesday, April 6, 2010

TTT- it's hard to have a battle of wits with an unarmed man!

what's the dumbest argument you've ever had?

Sometimes my husband refuses to admit that I'm right, and it is sooooo annoying! I will set a well-reasoned argument before him, but it doesn't move him. He simply doesn't agree with me. What a pain!

For instance, I am absolutely convinced that my husband uses the word "later" incorrectly. When he says, "I'll do such-and-such later", I stupidly assume he means either in a few minutes, or later in the day, or possibly even later in the week. But I assume that he has a definite plan to go ahead with the action, and that it will occur soon.

Noooooo, I am so wrong! Apparently, "later" simply means at some unspecified time in the future, which may be days, weeks, months or even years away. And even though I know this about my husband, I always get sucked in. When he says "later", I always think "Oh, great, he's going to get to that soon!", when I should be asking "WHEN EXACTLY???"

And no matter how many times I tell hubby that his use of the word "later" is not the usual interpretation, he argues with me!

Pretty dumb huh?!?

So what about you? Play along with Shannon at the NutHouse - link your post via the button. What's the dumbest argument you ever had?


Anonymous said...

I know what you mean. If I ask "when" that leads to an argument because I'm nagging. *sigh* ;-)

Shannon said...

I can't remember where I read it... but it was about the way men and women argue. And one of the things was about how men can only focus on one thing at a time whereas women can focus on several things at once!

Ah, men. What are we going to do with 'em? ;)

Tabi said...

I can only laugh on this one because I understand! I once made my hubby put it on the calender when he finally admitted I was right on something! Oh and does your hubby, when asking him when he will be done with something, say, "Just a few minutes," for it to be a few HOURS??? lol...men!

Coming over from The Nuthouse!

SueMac said...

Hate that word..... later!