Monday, April 26, 2010

Maddeningly Unhelpful Advice-Patience

So I don't know if I can attribute the following story to my husband's patience or my obliviousness, but I'll go with patience to make myself feel better. Even if we took into account my obliviousness, my husband is the most patient man I know, especially if that patience will make his jokes that much better.

It was date night and I stood in front of the mirror straightening my unruly hair. Out of the corner of my eye, I noticed my husband poke his head out of the closet and give me the once over. Weird, I thought. A few moments later he emerged wearing a pair of dark jeans, the same shade as I was wearing, and a green shirt, which just so happened to be the same color as my shirt.

"Ha. Ha," I said, "very funny. Now go change."

He laughed and then laughed some more. I rolled my eyes. It wasn't that funny. When he finally stopped laughing he said, "It's about time you notice. I've only been dressing to match you for the last month or so."

"What??"

If I had been trying to pull off this joke, the second time I had done it, I would've been giggling and saying, "we match" thinking I was the funniest person in the universe. And that is why my husband wins the patience award and I win the oblivious award. But it did teach me that patience can make a good thing even better. So my advice about patience is very unhelpful because I can't tell you how to gain patience, just that's it's good. If someone knows how to become more patient (aside from becoming a writer and trying to get published), let me know.

19 comments:

  1. That's funny. My daughter dresses like me all the time. She'll wait to see what I'm wearing and those goes to find a similiar outfit.

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  2. Hahaha. How cute of him. I'd have been just as oblivious too.

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  3. LOL. That's so funny. Don't worry, I would've been oblivious too. I'm just happy when my hubby wears clothes at all, I couldn't care less what they look like most of the time.

    Crazy Europeans. ;)

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  4. Funny story. I love that he waited so long for you to notice.

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  5. That is SOOOO funny!! It sounds exactly like something my husband would do, too!

    Good marriages are made on stories like these, I think. :)

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  6. Dude, my husband is boring. Okay, not boring, but definitely not that...what's the word? Obnoxious?

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  7. Your husband is a keeper!

    And the funny thing to me was your "(aside from becoming a writer and trying to get published)" because the pursuit of publication has indeed made me a much more patient person (which makes me both love and hate the pursuit). :)

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  8. Hee hee hee. That's awesome. What a cute hubby.

    I think the writing process from beginning to end has made me a patient person too. (Sometimes a frustrated person!)

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  9. Okay, Blogger ate my comment. It just hates Wordpress people, doesn't it.

    Sure, I can tell you how to gain patience: grow old. (But if you're like me, you'll never be patient with yourself.)

    And this post cracked me up. How could you not notice for a month?!?!

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  10. Hahahahaha! Your husband is hilarious! Yes, and patient.

    I have patient moments, but I'd never last that long with a joke. LOL.

    (((hugs))) ;)

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  11. That's pretty funny. My husband would never even think of dressing like me, and if I dressed like him, he'd never notice. NEVER.

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  12. Ugh. Don't ask me. I would never label myself as patient. Which is why it's crazy I chose to chase a dream that involves waiting, waiting, and more waiting.

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  13. I think I might have remained oblivious forever! ;) Patience is something I'm not and if it ever looks that way, it's only because it's usually masked by fear. =P

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  14. Holy cats..I am fairly sure this is too funny....don't you have a pink suit? I would like to see that...

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  16. I only WISH I knew the patience trick. But I don't. I do know the good sense of humor trick, though, and I laughed at this. So I think we're in the same boat. :)

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  17. I remember being with you and you looking over at Jared and saying, "Did you where the same thing as me on purpose again." Funny stuff!

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