I was going to subtitle this post “Man are assholes, women are babbling fools,” but someone may think I really mean that.
My brother sent this over – I hurt myself laughing, but I should point out that this DEFINITELY DOES NOT APPLY to my sweet current and future wife:
- Attempting to pacify his wife Jena’s incessant desire for verbal interaction, area husband Chris Woodman pretended to give a shit Tuesday as his wife of six years initiated and dominated a series of prolonged dialogues regarding an array of unrelated, unimportant subjects.
According to Woodman, the thoroughly pointless conversation – which comprehensively detailed his wife’s work day, lunch experience, plans for the evening and friend’s relationship difficulties – took place in the living room of the couple’s Lafayette home at approximately 6 p.m., shortly after Woodman began watching television in an effort to unwind from work.
“I love my wife, but Jesus, does she like to talk sometimes,” said Woodman, 30, who works as a field technician for a local civil engineering firm. “I wanted to just come home [from work] and chill out for awhile, but Jena immediately launches into these long, boring stories about what happened at work and what’s going on with a friend of hers and a bunch of other stuff. I just tried to act like I was paying attention and hoped it wouldn’t go on too long.”
Occasionally retorting with such all-purpose conversation perpetuators as “That’s nice, honey” and “No kidding? Huh,” Woodman pretended to give a shit about his wife’s exhaustively detailed personal accounts until just after 6:45 p.m., when Jena was forced to interrupt the one-sided exchange to receive a telephone call from her longtime friend Nelly Smith.
“Saved by the bell, I guess you’d say,” Woodman jokingly explained, adding that he used the brief interruption to exit the room and seek solace behind some cardboard boxes in the basement, where he remained for several hours.
….”I pretend to give a shit because I care,” Woodman added. [Recoil]