Friday, May 1, 2009

He Said, She Said

I interrupt my regularly scheduled gloomy, depressing posts of late, with a query for you, my sage readers. I should disclose that I am not asking on my own behalf, but on that of my incredible (yet slightly misguided) husband of almost 18 years. You may leave your opinion in my comments section or email me, or even remain anonymous, if you fear retribution. Don't worry, though, it's okay to side with my husband. He's all about the external validation, and I'll just be relieved to have him shut up (finally). So here it is (and I quote):

Is it ever acceptable to say to your husband, "So you're going to put yourself first and finish eating your pizza before you rub my feet?!?!!" 

In other news, I've come to realize that I may have a comma problem. Or maybe a run on sentence, coupled with a comma, problem.


33 comments:

Under the Influence said...

Until he can master rubbing feet while eating pizza, it is totally acceptable to ask that question AND I would expect he would drop that pizza and grab the massage lotion faster than greased lightning.

Em said...

Wow. Your husband is a real selfish bastard.

Bet he wasn't even going to wash his hands first either.

And you know me, I love commas, they're the best, you know, besides ellipses...

Mary@Holy Mackerel said...

Of course it's perfectly acceptable. Except, of course, if you are me, in which case, this question is totally unnecessary since it's obvious that he's going to scarf down that pizza first. :o)

Kristina P. said...

I would probably file for divorce right now.

Eva Robertson said...

Well, tone and context is all important!

Picturing myself in that situation, I imagine I would be joking if I said that to my husband, but perhaps NOT if there were a good reason for him not to put his own needs first -- namely, your need was greater than his hunger (and that could be cause for disagreement). But in the end, a foot rub is a kind of luxury; food is not (at least in my book, even if it is pizza).

But actually, you said "ever." I can think of plenty of situations in which it would be legit. to say what you said.

J9 said...

Yes it is perfectly acceptable to utter that run on sentence with abandon, and a tone of complete disbelief. But only on the occassion that he dragged you around to walk somewhere AFTER you had already complained that you'd seen enough of pick one (the drag races, the gem and mineral show, the classic car show, or really insert anything he guilted you into that you could completely care less about). AND he was diving into the second pizza after eating an entire other pizza first.

Mariah said...

Rubbing feet BEFORE finishing eating?!?!? Uh. That's a tough one!

And at least you use commas. I use periods after every 3rd or 4th word:) What's worse? No need to answer that one.

Jenners said...

Sorry ... warm pizza first. Always.

Summer said...

I am always on your side. Always. =)

Annie said...

Let the man finish his pizza; the leftover grease on his fingers can serve as moisturizer.

jill jill bo bill said...

What kind of pizza?

Wendyburd1 said...

Ewww touching other people feet AND while eating....ugghhhh sorry I go with hubby here!LOL!

Sally's World said...

grounds for divorce!

Beth said...

Do you need me to recommend a lawyer?

Once, I tried to teach a student how to use commas, and, he, began, to, use, them, after, every, word. We, had, to, tell, him, to, just, live, life, comma, free.

Michel said...

of course it is acceptable! In fact, I believe that falls under the category of DUTY TO WARN - because clearly, the man is about to pull back a bloody stump.

You were simply showing a bit of kindness before you had him killed.

Run-ons are my favorite!

Michel said...

of course it is acceptable! In fact, I believe that falls under the category of DUTY TO WARN - because clearly, the man is about to pull back a bloody stump.

You were simply showing a bit of kindness before you had him killed.

Run-ons are my favorite!

Tony@ That One Paticular Harbor said...

Am allowed to take the 5th in the blogiverse? I don't think I should touch this one with a 20ft pole.

Hint to Hubs. Just rub the feet , wash your hands and then indulge in the said Italian slice. It just may pay dividends later.

I am out of here before Deb throws a plate at me.

Soxy Deb said...

Well before I answer that, I would have to know what kind of pizza it was. Yes, it matters.

Second, you know the course I'm on right now may be very helpful to you and your run on sentence/comma problems. I'll mail the textbooks to you as soon as I'm done failing all the tests. Your welcome.

jori-o said...

As an English major (and former teacher) who sees such problems even I'm not trying to, I can hoestly say that I have never thought to myself, "Man, Deb needs a tutor in the worst way!" You write like you talk; that is called having VOICE my dear, and it is why we all love you.

And I'm gonna side with you (just cuz I'm like that), but also have sympathy for your man--I'm not a big fan of cool pizza.

Ginger said...

Sorry, pizza always comes first. Foot rub, what is that??? lol

CaJoh said...

Now, I always see both sides of the coin— but never at the same time.

You could argue that it is acceptable because you are indicating to him that he should put himself first so as to finish his pizza so that he has the nourishment to take on the task of foot rubbing. (of course, I didn't use any commas there either)

Or you could argue that it isn't acceptable because who would ever encourage their husband to finish anything and be forced to wait for something that he should be doing in the first place.

Heather of the EO said...

I feel really bad saying this...

but...

I love pizza more than feet.

Jenni Jiggety said...

Totally acceptable! Who the hell does he think he is?

Bee and Rose said...

I'm all about putting my feet first so I have to agree with you....foot rub first....and one word about the pizza...microwave....

Brenda Jean said...

Wow, he actually rubs your feet? For real? Like puts his hands on your feet and rubs? He doesn't just look at your like your insane?

As you can guess from my questions I am jealous and can't give you my opinion because I hate you. BAAHAAHHAHAHAHAHHA

Straight to Your Hart said...

Pizza First, well, what kind is it, and do you have any warts, not that,that should matter, because it's you he should be thinking of first...holding my breath the whole time while typing this :):)

zelzee said...

No question..........feet first!

And I know this because I can sure keep a husband.

angie said...

Run on sentences are acceptable. Sometimes. :)

Lindsay said...

Oh, if it were only acceptable. My husband does a mean footrub, too ;)

Kristina P. said...

Deb, I haven't seen you around much lately. Doing OK?

Sera said...

I'm just now getting around to this post. I've fallen behind on blog reading.

I DEFINITELY think that is totally and 100% acceptable. It's something I would do, in fact. :)

Golden Girl said...

I rub my own feet because it is like pulling teeth if I ask hubby to do it. I am always the last one to eat, and my food is always cold cuz I am dealing with my son's demands or hubby's uselessness in the kitchen. I love commas too. Take care.
-Kiki

Beard said...

Well before I answer that, I would have to know what kind of pizza it was. Yes, it matters. Second, you know the course I'm on right now may be very helpful to you and your run on sentence/comma problems. I'll mail the textbooks to you as soon as I'm done failing all the tests. Your welcome.