Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Chewing out hubby

My 50-something year old patient complained of irritability and impatience.

"I'm not myself," she said.

"That easy irritation, easy frustration, is common at this time of life," I assured her. "Snapping at your husband for the way he chews and stuff like that."

Her eyes widened with surprise and recognition. "Did I tell you tell you that?"

"No," I laughed, "I know about that because I hear about it from a lot of women our age."

"I feel so bad," she said, laughing harder than I was, "asking him how does he make an olive sound like a piece of celery."


Utah Savage said...

This is why I've chosen to live along. But it was usually for sins like coming home drunk and pissing in the closet.

Mauigirl said...

Utah, that makes my complaints seem very petty!

My pet peeve is my husband's sneezing. He absolutely ROARS when he sneezes, and scares the heck out of me, the dog and the cat!

Wendy said...

It does get better with time. There is an end to all of this. Really!

Anonymous said...

It is so very strange to read the thing about spousal chewing habits. I really feel like the wicked witch of the west every time I feel disgust over how my husband chews his food (and those HUGE bites he takes). I am thrilled that it's not just me. And, Wendy, exactly when does this go away????