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Dialogue #10

Three Wise Monkeys

It is a magnificent piece of furniture. Tenderly she touches the beautiful crafted wood. She wants to own this fine furniture but knows well he wouldn’t help her. She can almost hear him saying that they do not need any further furniture. But if she wants it she has to organize the transport to the fourth floor because he wouldn’t help her. Except she would pay him. And this wouldn’t be cheap. Since this is out of discussion for her she returns a third time to the thrift store. The furniture is still there. It seems to wait for her. It’s her intention to negotiate with the store manager. He is a nice gay. Attractive too. Maybe in her age. She likes self-sufficient and unobtrusive people. Presumably he would make her a good price including the transportation. But when she stands there starring at the cabinet she just keeps starring and rethinks her approach. She won’t negotiate. Because she needs his blessing. Only if he says she should buy the furniture and he will help her carrying it feels right. Anything else would be funny and wouldn’t feel right. And finally, he must also live with the furniture. And indeed, he goes with her the following Saturday to the store.

H: Mmh..

S: Sigh..

H: Nice wood..

S: The quality, it’s just.. sigh..

H: Lots of drawers..

S: You like drawers..

H: It’s big!

S: Room enough for all our laundry!

H: Mmh..

S: Well, it’s really big.

H: It is. But if you want it you can have it. And I will help you!

S: Really? You make  me so happy with this!

H: I like this furniture too.

S: You know what? I’m fine the way it is. I don’t need this cabinet. The very fact I could have had it makes me very happy.

5 comments to Dialogue #10

  • What an unexpected ending (well for me, a man, it is ;-)
    Great piece of internal discussion and preparation, I like it. Mission accomplished when the husband says yes.

  • Hehe, the ever inscrutable woman ;-) Dear Jürgen, I wish you a very nice week!

  • Indeed, the men always try to offer a practical solution to a problem, in this case saying yes to the purchase. But woman don’t always want that practical solution…more the acceptance of the possible purchase, interesting differences. I wish you a great weekend too dear Michaela! Big hug!

  • I know people who can’t deal with this fact in their relationship and are in trouble because the woman just wishes understanding from the man. And the man thinks she should be lucky because he tries to offer practical solutions. I guess one or another is kind of allergic of practical solutions :-)

  • Indeed it feels good when the husband says yes. Otherwise we (I) do not always need a yes. It’s boring if I always get what I want. Sometimes I need a strong vote against. It’s not only my focus that counts. Jürgen, it’s (relationship) not always easy.. is it? :-))

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