Thursday, October 13, 2011

10 Things - Never to Ask Your Spouse

These ten questions are sure to get either the deer caught in headlights look or the look of death when asked in my house.  I bet you can figure out which look I get on each question:


  1. Wouldn't it be great if we could go on a date?
  2. Didn't we talk about this last week?
  3. Don't you know me by now?
  4. How's that hairline doing?
  5. Don't you listen when I talk?
  6. Do you want me to drive?
  7. Will you read this book with me?
  8. Has it really been a month?
  9. Have you talked to your mother?
  10. Don't you think you've had enough beer?
That last one not only comes with the look, it will also have the immediate reaction of him directly getting another beer. This I learned early in our relationship and haven't asked it since 2000.

This was a fun way to do my first Writer's Workshop with Mama Kat!

Mama’s Losin’ It


What's one question you know will get you a look at your house?


26 comments:

Jenners said...

Ha! I loved this prompt ... I did it too. I don't ask the driving question either. And since "Don't you listen when I talk" goes both ways, I don't do that one either.

Visiting from Mama Kats.

Cyn said...

Great post! I especially LOL'd at #8.

It's like asking, "Are you done?" In any context, it would not go over well.

Visiting from Mama Kat's.

Kim @ The Family Practice said...

#8 and Cyn's comment below. There really is no good way to ask that. Remember Miranda on SITC when she said to Steve mid-thrust "let's just get this over with!" ha ha ha

Kimberly said...

Love this list! I admit, many of them can be heard in our house too. ;)

Fishboyswife said...

A sure way to get the look... When I ask him: You pay HOW much for a carton of cigarettes?!!!! Funny, I never get the answer.

Marisa said...

Haha, "DO you want me to drive?" And "Have you talked to your Mother?" My husband hates those questions :)

Coffeelovinmom said...

I think I listen when he talks but you are right, it happens on my end too..

Coffeelovinmom said...

It never feels like it's been that long to me..

Coffeelovinmom said...

Time flies when there's so much to do and it's the last thing on my mind most times

Coffeelovinmom said...

I especially love when I'm sure I told him something that he claims we never even spoke of - what do I not say things out loud anymore?

Coffeelovinmom said...

I think maybe that answer is just too outrageous - and it's probably more than you think..

Coffeelovinmom said...

Well if I'm driving the question from him is "can't you drive any faster?" if that gives you a clue why I might want to drive.

Bruna said...

Ha ha, too funny. I was going to do this prompt but new that the hubs would get mad if I did. I love #8 !

efloraross said...

Heh heh! If this was FB, I would click the "like" button! :)

MotherhoodTruth said...

LMAO love this!! I agree 90%...haha...If I asked my husband about driving he would say yes and jump in the passenger seat so fast I wouldn't have time to finish...(he would even buckle really fast then give me a little childish grin) and I HATE DRIVING! I laughed REALLY hard at the hairline one...Men are so touchy about their hair...sheesh

Tara said...

Has it really been a month? Love it! I may have to try that one. :-)

Coffeelovinmom said...

Really time does fly! I think I'm safe for now, he doesn't come by often enough to get mad

Coffeelovinmom said...

Thanks! I enjoyed making this list..

Coffeelovinmom said...

That was just code for the fact that you have a libido, I can read between the 90%
Also I've only thought that hair question, he asks me about it all the time - it's his "do i look fat in this?" question - give me a few more years to say it out loud :)

Coffeelovinmom said...

It's never as long to us as it is to them...it's like they see in dog years

Greta @gfunkified said...

HAHA! "How's that hairline doing?". This was too funny. And yeah, I get the look from those questions, too!

Rhiannon Paille said...

Haha, I actually ask him all the time, "Do you want to drive?" because I AM driving and he's passenger seat driving! Love these . . . :)

Elena said...

I love it! I think mine would probably be 'can you get off the computer?' He's more of an addict than I am. ;)

Mie said...

Ohh i was sitting thinking about this one for so long and in the end i decided that i couldn't write it lol.
Funny :)

Ebone Nutt said...

I guess my question would be do you really have to watch the game on the tv and the computer! That one always gets him.

Jessica Gonzalez said...

Hello!!! I always get the look when I ask... mmm, what did you say?? I am well known for not paying attention!

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