Saturday, March 07, 2009

Predictability

My husband has it. And that's not just my assessment, or even his. It seems the world at large is aware and today they all chimed in. Listen...

We went into Center City today to go to the used book store and of course have Chinese food at our favorite restaurant. We walked in, sat down. The waitress comes to the table and with her thick Asian accent says "The same order ?" We laugh, my husband says "I guess so" The waitress says "2 spring roll, 1 order fried dumpling, 2 order crab rangoon, Yes?" I'm laughing my butt off, my husband smiles and says "Yes, are we that predictable?" I object to the "we", and the answer is yes because that's what we order every time we go there. Now I for one would not mind varying that a bit but it's what my husband likes; he looks forward to it; he works hard, why shouldn't he have what he wants.

We went to the mini-mart to get bread and milk and yadda yadda yadda - it comes to $19.38 and I take out my wallet to pay and the man behind the counter says "Make him pay, he has lots of money" - understand it's my husband who usually does the mini-mart shopping, I haven't been in there in weeks. Anyway, I take out a twenty and start looking for the exact change 'cause I got a bunch in my wallet. I come up with 37 cents. I ask my husband for a penny and the guy at the counter says "He doesn't have pennies, he doesn't like them" at the same time my husband is saying "I don't keep pennies" - the two of them were a chorus. I had to laugh - even the mini-mart guy knows my husband's habits.

The interesting thing is at lunch, he was saying that his daughter told him she was shocked when he called on a Saturday because everyone in the family knows he only calls on Sunday afternoon. Oy, talk about predictable. I'm married to Mr. Excitement. Spontaneous is a word not in his vocabulary.

Every Sunday we clean the house from top to bottom - Sunday is major house cleaning day. It has been so for 19 years. Once he got all crazy and suggested we do it on Saturday, but that was a one time occurrence, he said it didn't "feel" right. So ask me what I do on Sunday - clean house and do laundry - this Sunday, last Sunday, next Sunday. I think on the rare occasions when we are away for the weekend, it makes him all edgy that he is spending a Sunday not cleaning the house LOL I do laundry during the week, and I dust and clean all week because that's just the way I am, so on Sunday I don't have that much to do (we divide up the chores) and I feel guilty finishing my chores before he finishes his. Then again, by lunch time he is done and I'm still wrestling laundry.

I love my husband, and sometimes I think wouldn't be nice if he was just a little unpredictable, a tad spontaneous but you know, he is my perfect partner, just as he is. And I love him for just who he is.

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