A glimpse into a marriage…
Mr. Man has a habit of not shutting the blinds on the windows in the bathroom before he gets naked and showers. In the summertime when the leaves are on the trees and the mornings are bright & sunny, this is okay. But now that the trees are losing leaves and the mornings are dark, he is on display when he gets ready to shower.
I don’t like this and I told him so. In uncertain terms. That made sense to me before I said them to him.
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ME: You can’t stand in the bathroom in the morning with the blinds open.
ME: Someone could see you.
ME: Someone out for a walk in the early morning… on the street behind us… who looked through the trees and saw you in the bathroom.
Him: Who would that be? It’s a private drive back there. And someone out there can’t see through the trees, across the ravine and up this high to our second floor window.
ME: But they might have a camera with a telescopic lens– and then they could see you. Clearly.
Him: Not likely. The only creatures who can see me are the squirrels in the trees back there.
ME: Well, that’s not good. You don’t want that, right?
Him: I don’t give a [insert curse word of your choice] if squirrels see me naked.
ME: Well, well… there could be a sniper back there with a rifle and he could see you… if he was in the neighbor’s second floor bedroom… through their window. With a gun.
ME: And he could shoot you because you’d be a clear shot. YOU DON’T WANT THAT, DO YOU?
Him: THERE IS NO SNIPER BACK THERE. HE IS NOT GOING TO SHOOT ME WITH HIS RIFLE.
ME: Well, there could be. And then I’d be a widow all because you couldn’t be bothered to shut the blinds.
Him: Where do you get this stuff?
ME: It could happen.
Him: No way. How did the sniper get into the neighbor’s house anyway? Or are you saying that our neighbors are snipers? Like that Mr. & Mrs. Smith movie?
ME: No, of course not. Our neighbors aren’t assassins. DON’T. BE. SILLY. I got the idea from all the NCIS reruns… that you make me watch.
Him: THAT I MAKE YOU WATCH? How do I make you watch them?
ME: You put them on the TV and then I see them… and begin thinking about what could happen if someone saw you naked in the morning getting ready to take a shower.
Him: That’s what you get from watching NCIS? That someone might shoot me?
ME: Yes it is. So just shut the [insert curse word of your choice] blinds before you get undressed. OK?
Him: Sure. All you had to do is ask.
23 thoughts on “Even Though I Make No Sense Doesn’t Mean That I’m Not Right”
Yep, just like that.
Thank you. It is good of you to be so cooperative on this matter. Without making any issue of it at all. Nope, no trouble getting my point across to you!
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Cheri, thanks. It was a classic conversation between us. Worthy of blog note.
Thanks for my laugh of the day!! I have a converstion similar to this with T when he walks around the house naked with the blinds open. He even came to the screened window to tell me something the other day when I was outside on the back porch 🙂
Beth, how can it not be obvious that one needs to close the blinds before one moves around inside the house au naturel? Hmmm? Yet, apparently, for some individuals this is a surprising idea.
Would it help if I planned a little road trip – and you could arrange with your neighbors or maybe the fire department to construct a little grassy knoll and I could shoot photos of your naked husband with the blinds up? Just to make your point, you know. 🙂
Zazzy, what a funny idea! Although I think that from the response to this post he may have gotten the message.
Dude, I totally don’t think people can see my in my bedroom either. And my husband makes me watch NCIS. So I’m totally confused if I’m you or your husband.
Alex, laughing here. You sound conflicted. Let me know when you figure it all out. 😉
Anecdotally, it seems to me that most married couples have very different levels of modesty. No idea why that would be, though!
Voyager, good point. That’s fine, more or less, when the blinds are shut. But when they’re open, no naked-nicity please. Might give those squirrels out back a heart attack!
Interesting, and brings up another issue, it is apparently possible to feel modesty, or the need thereof, for other people?
I’d say yes it is. Of course, I’m an empathetic person so maybe that’s just me.
A quirky conversation, but one that often happens between couples. Ah, the strange and beautiful side of marriage. 😉
Margaret, it was a strange conversation that as it happened made perfect sense to me. Quirky is as quirky does.
It could totally happen. I’m glad he’s decided to close the blinds.
Thank you J. You are a woman who understands the crazy workings of my mind.
Day made, right there! 🙂
Glad you liked. When I was saying these things they made so much sense to me, but later when I looked back on the conversation I realized how ridiculous I sounded. Which makes for perfect blog fodder.
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