suma tagged me here to write 10 things i hate about men.
honestly, i don't really 'hate' anything. nothing that's ToM at least. but suma, being her kind self, allows me to spice it up!
so, instead of generalizing this and writing about things i hate about men & mankind... i shall write about 5 things that really annoy me about d man i live with! and 5 things i really like. yeah, yeah, about living with him.
so off i go
things that make me go "DAMN!!!"
i. the mess: u don't have to be supremely intelligent or get your PhD to keep your clothes back where they came from or dump them in, and i mean, IN the laundry basket. same for keeping the plates in the sink, socks in the laundry basket, toothbrush(es) back in d holder and so on. u get the drift? and pls! don't put the darned wet towel on the bed!
ii. multi-tasking. or the lack of it: why on earth can't u chat with 3 friends, look for jobs on 2 sites, read blogs, comment on blogs, check mail, talk to me, have breakfast, work on assignment, watch t.v. and play boggle simultaneously?
iii. driving: getting mad at me while "teaching" me to drive doesn't help either of us. remember that "understanding" clause that every girl has on her wish-list for a man? time to put it to use. "understand" that i'm bound to do stupid things. if i didn't, i wouldn't still be learning, would i? i'd be a pro. and probably be zooming around instead of writing this. and no, only because i know the theory perfectly, doesn't mean i am good with practicals. u should know - i'm theoretically perfect. at everything!
iv. cooking: i KNOW u cook well. u taught me, r'ber? but i would really appreciate if you restrict this to weekend breakfasts ONLY. clearing up is not my favorite chore. if it were, we'd get a dog.
v. dishes: about that weekend breakfast? u know, it's REALLY not mandatory to use every utensil in the house to make breakfast. just because i like doing dishes doesn't mean i want to wash them all on the weekends!
now, to things that i go "aww..." about.
vi. cooking: i absolutely LOVE the initiative. most men i know think that if their wives are unemployed, they "should" cook. not u! makes me feel proud of u. till i see the mess, at least! :) also, more than anything, i LOVE the way u like anything i cook! i know it can't all be good. but u seem to actually like it. makes me want to cook.
vii. driving: i love the way u don't stereotype women as bad drivers bcoz ur wife is so disinclined towards driving well!
viii. in sickness & in health: maybe i hadn't ever fallen ill coz it's no fun to be ill and alone. it's reassuring that u're there. and u'll take care of me when i'm not feeling well. physically or emotionally.
ix. connectivity: never told u this, but i really appreciate how "free, hi-speed internet" featured so very high on ur list when we were apartment hunting. esp since u knew u weren't going to get to use it.
x. free entertainment: almost all my friends think that YOU get free entertainment. little do they know how entertaining you can be. i'm never bored when u're home. be it conversations, impromptu jigs or ur singing... very appreciated!
there! that's it! now, i shall run & hide and hope V doesn't read any of this! while u out there... go, do the tag if u wish! give it ur own twist... or do the original if u wish.