Monday, February 01, 2010

Jack Spratt and his wife

We had a bit of a drama this morning. Yesterday Husband’d been out shopping with a colleague at one of the computer malls, Panthip Plaza – affectionately called Pants-tip by me. It’s a mad place, full of touts and vendors, offering ‘sexy movies’ and hooky computer software.

But this morning Husband couldn’t find his bank card. Eek.

Julia was asleep in the spare room which is where he’d unpacked the various goodies. So having checked the contents of his pockets, wallet etc he had to go off to work without checking the obvious place that it would be. I’d got his bank book, work permit and passport out of the safe so that he could go and fill in, in triplicate, the paperwork to declare it missing. Once he got to work he could check online if his bank account had been emptied. Then this, which precisely illustrates our differing personalities, was our MSN conversation:

Jenny says:
  Have you been to the bank?
Husband says:
  Not open yet,
  B [secretary] is on the phone now
  I am just gonna check the acc
  I’ll let you know if it has been used
Jenny says:
  Ok
[Some time passes]
Jenny says:
  Bea? [what I call him]
Husband says:
  Yes?
Jenny says:
  Have you logged on to the account yet?
Husband says:
  Yes
Jenny says:
  And?
Husband says:
  All ok
  Not been used
Jenny says:
  Thank god.
Husband says:
  My 2 withdrawals yesterday
  and my purchase
Jenny says:
  If it's not in Julia’s room, will you get a new card anyway?
Husband says:
  Have to
  It’s cancelled now
Jenny says:
  Oh good. Panic over then?
Husband says:
  Who was panicking?
Jenny says:
  I was
  Obviously
  I panic for both of us!
Husband says:
  There was just a logical sequence of actions…
Jenny says:
  Yes, you undertake the logical sequence of actions and I panic.

*Sigh*  Anyone got any tips for changing behaviour?

15 comments:

liz fenwick said...

I sooo know what you mean - they wind us up and off we go :-)

lx

Queenie said...

Sounds to me as if you two are entirely complementary, if not always entirely compatible.

HelenMHunt said...

Well, I suppose it is good that you don't both panic ...

Captain Black said...

*Sigh* Anyone got any tips for changing behaviour?

Yours or his? ;o)

Carol said...

I'm not even going to get drawn into that debate...I know where it can lead....

C x

BEAST said...

I like Captain Black

Denise said...

I'm nodding a lot whilst reading this. My husband loses his bank cards on almost a weekly basis. They're usually buried in the house, but he only tells me when he hasn't seen them for several days! I don't think I get any less stressed, I'm just used to the feeling now...

Denise said...

I'm nodding a lot whilst reading this. My husband loses his bank cards on almost a weekly basis. They're usually buried in the house, but he only tells me when he hasn't seen them for several days! I don't think I get any less stressed, I'm just used to the feeling now...

Sandra Ferguson said...

I'm laughing with you, truly, it's with you. Been right there in those shoes, and I hate the fit every time.

Carol said...

I know you already got it from DJ but your getting it from me too!!

There is an award over at mine for you :-)

C x

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Too much fuss causes panic! At least it hasn't been used, what a relief.

CJ xx

Debs said...

Lol, I know how that goes. I'm a great panicker.

Jon M said...

Lin and I take it in turns to panic.

JJ Beattie said...

Liz, I'm dreadful though as I can wind myself up very easily.

Queenie, there's some truth in that.

Helen, true. Sometimes I think he doesn't take things seriously enough... Wouldn't panicking be evidence that he is?

Capt Black, I meant mine... it makes life very uppy and downy to always be panicking. But see comment above!

Carol, very sensible.

Bea, Pah!

Denise, OMG, no? I would be in a state of perpetual panic if Husband did that.

Sandra, I can laugh at me too.

Carol, thank you.

CJ, yes, a big relief.

Debs, is it more a woman thing, do you think?

Jon, now that sounds much more democratic... HUSBAND? ARE YOU THERE?

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