Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Am I Being a B*tch??

He's gone overseas. Alot. He brings back souvenirs. From Japan, it was one for one. I loved one, the other he gave to his mom because I didn't like it. Oh and a tad more background: we have ALOT of CRAP in this house already. Crap that he is always griping for me to get rid of.


When he called from Germany/ Italy trip asking what I wanted, I said nothing. Except maybe vino. Yes, please. That? Always.


This time, he brought back a wine, a wine carafe & a butter dish. Authentic Italian pottery, but a design that does not match my kitchen's deco. I'm horrid, I know. I should appreciate the gesture, right?


So he's been home about a week & a package arrives today, from Germany. I didn't open it. I was hoping for more wine. When he got home tonight, he rushed the package upstairs like a kid hoarding his halloween candy. Soon, he's calling me to the bottom of the stairs asking if I like what he bought as "our" Germany souvenir. A freaking coo-coo clock. I hate coo-coo clocks. Seriously. And I'm apologizing right now if you own one. Its called personal taste. I'll respect yours so long as you don't give me a coo-coo clock. So, he's moping around the house tonight, all sad puppied that just got beat.


I'm an ass, right? Should I have just smiled & kept my mouth shut & pray it doesn't work? But my argument is that I don't want a home filled with HIS souvenirs, from HIS travels. This is OUR home.


Here's an idea. His mom is coo-coo. She'd love it, I bet.


Kiss kiss,
Berk

 
posted by Berklie at 6:06 PM | Permalink


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At 5:41 AM, Blogger Angelina

Ok. It's ok to say you don't like something but do remember he was trying to do something nice for you. May be you could make a room dedicated to his travels? Or a piece of your house... like a hallway? To highlight him and keep the stuff together in one place if it bugs you. Ya know? That way he'd feel honored that you hung it up and to him, this is his life. It's a part of what he does. He probably feels bad for leaving so much and does these things to try to make up for it.
That's the only thing I can think to do. We're here for you. :( Hugs.

 

At 5:54 AM, Blogger Berklie

I know he was trying to be thoughtful & for that he gets nookie points. But doesn't it count that I said I didn't want anything? ;) And in my defense I didn't outright say I didn't like it. I just smiled.

 

At 7:57 AM, Blogger Finn

Oh honey, I feel for you! If you get it excited, it encourages him. If you don't, his feelings get hurt. It's a shame he doesn't have the same taste as you do - he seems to get so excited.

I don't think you're being a bitch. I feel exactly the same way. Maybe if you have him guidelines, colors, etc.? Can he e-mail pictures to you before he buys?

 

At 6:44 PM, Blogger Kelly

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At 6:46 PM, Blogger Kelly

The last line of this post is HILARIOUS!
I was laughing so hard inside of my head!

And for the record, I would feel the same about this situation as you do.

 

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