Sunday, May 6, 2012

You Can Do Anything You Want

“I’m tired of being me," I say. "I’d like to be someone else for a while.”

My husband says, “Who do you want to be?”

“I don’t know. Someone different.”

“Aren’t you happy?” he asks.

“Yes... basically. It’s just that I’m not doing anything worthwhile. I'd like to leave something important behind when I die.”

“What about the kids? And grandkids? Aren’t they important?”

“Sure, of course they are, but you know – something super important – like a cure for cancer or a piece of music that'll be enjoyed forever. Maybe a book that'll be required reading in schools for generations to come.”

“Well, you don’t have to be somebody else to do something super important. You can do that being you.”

“No I can’t!” I whine.

“What makes you think you can’t?” says Mr. H.

“What makes you think I can?” I say, hands on hips.

“I’ve lived with you for a lot of years and I know you can do anything you want when you set your mind to it.”

“It’s nice of you to say that, but I'm not so sure. I might still like to trade lives with someone else.”

“Don't be ridiculous," he says. "You can't trade lives with someone else!"

“You just contradicted yourself,” I tell him. “You said I can do anything I set my mind to do. Did you mean it or not?”

He looks toward the ceiling, mutters something inaudible and leaves the room.

Men... poor things! They get so confused sometimes.


Women get the last word in every argument. Anything a man says after that is the beginning of a new argument. ~Author Unknown


Anonymous said...

I'm just another man, so no comment.


Peggy~ said...

Aw, c'mon, be a good sport. Am I wrong?

Jane said...

This is great peg! I love it. I can just imagine that conversation.. and the way you describe everything makes it real. Funny too. Jane

sam said...

mr.h. must have a good sense of humor to let you do this to him. funny. sam

Julie said...

Your last line is classic!! I love this post peggy. Do more like this. Julie

Anonymous said...

Cute and so well written.

luella said...

So funny peggy. Great post!