Sunday, December 2, 2007

Rob's announcement

"I want to do nothing for 10 minutes. I don't want to do anything. For at least a few minutes. I don't want to talk to you. I don't want to be looked at. I don't want to think about anything."

7 seconds of silence.

"You could get me this as an engagement present if you want.*" Hands over a brochure for an Ernst Benz watch. "They sell them at John Varvatos."

Closes eyes. Has said nothing since.

*This will NOT be happening.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

One of my Ex's used to complain when I would hang up the 'No Talking for 10-20 Minutes' shingle when I got home from work. Being a diligent Wellesley girl, she read the book Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, which apparently explains these actions as being perfectly normal, as man needs to retreat to his cave periodically.

I have to admit, I never had the balls to suggest she research potential gift ideas for me during this conversation moratorium, for fear that the gift would be a sack of burning dog poo, but perhaps I am just a boy amongst men.

Since the aforementioned book was so helpful in coaching my ex on how to deal with that aspect of men. It reminded me of another helpful set of coaching hints you may enjoy. One of my favorite forwards of all time.