My wife and I went shopping over the weekend. We went to an outlet mall 1/2 hour away from our house.
For years I have told my wife, when she goes on her little shopping sprees be it via internet or mall or whatever, she always gets her stuff but never thinks about picking something up for me.
I ALWAYS think of her when I go on an outting, though I rarely go shopping for threads for me as it is a difficult and rather expensive journey to fit a big framing guy like me.
So I have expressed my frustrations to her more than enough times and she knows that I am right. Not even a pair of socks or a tie for me. It has always been just about her.
This last weekend, we went to this outlet mall, we went into a few shops and found a few dress shirts and pants for me (big interview coming up next week) and I balked at the prices ($50 for one pair of dress pants, $40 for one shirt).
But if you get two pants, they drop to $40 a pair, and buy 2 or more shirts, the price drops to $30 each.
So, she bought the clothes for me and with a smile on her face, she got me. She reminded me of aaalllllll of the times she has shopped in the last 10 years. Alll the times she got her something but never once got me anything.
And suddenly, she reminded me that she was going to buy these clothes for me in rememberance of those comments and of my frustrations.
Yeah, that shut me up. I could not balk at the price or the situation, nope nope. She had me dead to rights, lol. It was hard to accept at first, but when she reminded me of my very words, I just had to sigh and accept it.
Oh sure, this one time wont keep me quiet long, but for the weekend, for that time, it was nice to be thought of and to have something dome for me for once.