Wednesday, January 11, 2006

This is the most important thing you will read today.

If you are married that is.

have you come home from a hard days work, got some dinner, sat down to surf the web or watch some TV, and BAM, you get blindsided by...."You don't help around here" or "how come I have to do everything in this house". Well sit back and learn a time tested way to prevent this from ever happening again.

Ok, here is my secret for a long lasting trouble free marriage.

A list.

seems simple enough. Well let me tell you it is really that simple.

A few caveats:
1. Your wife/husband cannot be a total nutbag.
1.a I know this will leave out several folks but a small amount of maturity is needed for this to work.
2. Honesty is a must. You must say what you will do and follow through.

ok, with that out of the way here we go..........

1. sit down with your significant other and list all of the things that he/she would ever possibly ask you to do or want done on a regular basis. This might include, make dinner, wash some clothes or dishes, make the kids lunches, give kids a bath, or whatever, you get the idea.
2. put all of these in a list format.
3. Have your significant other note what needs to be done each day and have it ready when you get home from work.
4. Do the things on the list and VIOLA, you are a hero.

a few more caveats:
a. you must be allowed to do the things when you see fit as long as they are all done before you go to bed.
b. you must be allowed to do things as you see fit.
c. if for some reason you cannot do a thing, then it must be discussed as soon as you see the list not at 10:00 o'clock at night.

In my experience even if every thing on the list is marked I can do it all in about and hour or so. No more nagging while the game is on. No more "when are you going to ...." Everything is upfront and no surprises for you. You can plan your evening and get it done at your leisure.

I know you are saying to yourself, but she will mark everything on the list and not do anything herself. She will be sitting watching Oprah or someother crap like that. Well, see caveat number 1. I might suggest at that point seeing an attorney because let me assure you, you will need one soon enough. Most sane women(is that an oxymoron?) will only mark just what they can't get done themselves. They are usually better at doing most things domestic and would prefer to do it all themselves but just simply do not have the time.

I have toyed with the idea of putting this in a book and trying to sell it. It really works that well. But I will give it to you for free. I love ya that much.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you take care of her list before bed, will she take care of yours after? :-)

8:48 AM  
Blogger t3rrible said...

Usually, though not as often as would like.

5:08 PM  

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