Saturday, 11 April 2009

Sluts Together



I was talking to a friend the other day about compatibility and how she has nothing in common with her partner at all, though she loves him dearly. That got me thinking. “Come to think of it,” I said, “I have nothing in common with Himself either.
He likes jazz – I don't much. He loves boating – I don't. I love being outside and walking – he will take the car whenever possible, and is quite happy poodling around indoors (unless on a boat). I am quite sociable whereas he'd sooner be by himself – or with me. I love going to the pictures, out with friends – he'd rather watch a DVD at home.”

I stopped – because the list could go on ad infinitum, and wondered what exactly we DID have in common. Then I got it. “A sense of humour!”

This was illustrated yesterday prior to the arrival of my mother which necessitates a big spring clean (well, tidy and hoover) which is a most rare occurrence in the Flowerpot household.

“We must have a big tidy up,” said Himself, sitting down with the paper.

“No, no,” I said, not looking up from my book. “I dusted last week so it can't be bad.”

Silence. We looked at each other and laughed and laughed until Himself was crying and I had stomach ache.

So that's something else we have in common. We're both sluts.

15 comments:

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

You'll be like me then and have an inscription on your gravestone that says 'I wish I'd done more housework - NOT!'

A woman after my own heart. I too am spring cleaning because we have guests from New Zeland coming tomorrow.

Akelamalu said...

A sense of humour is the most important thing in my book. MWM has always made me laugh and I hope he always will!

Love that photograph - now that made me laugh!

Flowerpot said...

MOB - I am so glad to meet someone else allergic to dusting!! Hope you have a great time wiht your friends from NZ.

Flowerpot said...

Ak - well what would life be like without humour?! Glad you enjoyed the picture - so did I!

rosiero said...

A good laugh is a cure-all for many a thing.

Flowerpot said...

Rosiero - you are so right!

MarmiteToasty said...

Im laffing along with you lol....... above all else, humour is the key..

x

Flowerpot said...

Marmie - it's goto be good and makes us all feel so much better doesnt it?

Crystal Jigsaw said...

I don't think a lot of couples have much in common really but if you can talk to eachother and laugh together then the rest just slots into place.

CJ xx

Flowerpot said...

CJ - that's an interesting idea. My parents had a lot in common but then my father died 25 years ago so they never got that much tme to enjoy it. perhaps there';s a lesson in that.

Lane said...

You and Himself are a perfect match - with just the right attitude to housework:-)

Flowerpot said...

Lane - well it's not difficult to be lazy about housework!

ChrisH said...

Shhhh! (Where's the whisper button again) Ma is downstairs as we speak... just hope she doesn't do any dusting checks! Sounds as if you and Himself have a good basis for a lasting relationship.

Flowerpot said...

Chris - thankfully my mother (who was here over Easter) doesnt look too closely - she knows me too well!

B said...

Us too! We always have to clean and tidy before either set of parents come round :)