Next week will be our 5 month-a-versary! Things have been great and a lot has been learned but new twists and turns of events bring new challenges.
Like the NBA Finals
“Are you serious Tammy?” “Unfortunately yes, I’m serious”
And my discovery? I am a genius. Here is now the official guide to:
SPEAKING TO MEN DURING THE NBA PLAYOFFS/FINALS
Setting – sitting next to Dave on the couch during a Celtics/Magic game
Reason to communicate – need to call someone
“Dave, is your phone in the room?”
[glance over and see Dave’s phone on the end table next to him]
“Dave, can you hand me your phone?”
[I get up, walk in front of the television, grab the phone off of the side table and walk back to my spot on the couch]
“Oh sorry, I could have handed that to you”
My solution? I should have said it like this:
“Dave, I need to call Dwight Howard and tell him to shoot better than that, can you hand me your phone?”
No doubt he would have heard me 🙂
Setting – I’m in the kitchen, Dave is in the living room watching the game
Need to communicate – realized I would like to buy additional plates to complete our set
In this situation, it is important NOT to use the NBA player name dropping tactic.
“Dave, can I buy the rest of these dishes?”
“Yeah, sure, whatever you’d like” [while not looking away from the tv]
Score for Tammy!
Well now recently I have gotten into actually watching the games with Dave so I haven’t had to use these tactics much, so I lost my touch. Here’s what went down last night.
Setting – getting ready for bed, Dave is upset because the Celtics lost
Need to communicate – I have a chiropractor appointment in the morning, I’ll be gone before Dave wakes up
“I’ll probably be gone before you wake up, I have a chiropractor appointment in the morning”
This morning at 8:00 am I get a worried phone call while checking out of my appointment. It’s Dave. “Where ARE you?!”
When he first woke up, he assumed I was out on a walk. When I still hadnt gotten back, he looked outside and realized my car was gone. He panicked and thought I had left during the night to go sleep at my parent’s house, upset at him that he was being grumpy at the game.
Haha! Poor guy!
I realized what I should have said:
“Doc Rivers called, he’s meeting me at my chiropractor’s office at 7:30am”
Now you all know the secret to communicating with men during the NBA Playoffs/Finals. Use it wisely!
P.S. GO CELTICS, GAME 7 IS YOURS!
if for no other reason than it will give me a very happy husband. thanks.