Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Maybe Next Time He'll Listen to Me

Sometimes I wonder why I even speak. Hubby will listen to anyone else's opinion - my mom, his mom, his sister, coworkers. But if I say something is one way or the other he argues. I could say the sky is blue and he wouldn't believe me until he confirmed it with someone else. I'm not sure why.

So when I told him that putting a large candle holder on a small shelf was a bad idea I knew he wouldn't listen. My argument was actually that I didn't really want flames underneath guns... but really just didn't want it up there. It didn't look right.

Less than 30 minutes after he insisted on having this beautiful (and retired) Partylite candle holder on the gun shelf......


Scared the piss out of me. My heart is still hammering and I'm a bit peeved. I'm trying not to yell at him. I scooted the doggies into the kitchen and put the baby gate up ... hubby is in the process of sweeping and vacuuming.

It also broke a new candle holder that I'd just given him for Christmas. A pretty little pine cone candle holder - the inside glass broke.


I'm very sad. I know they are just things (and thank God the guns weren't actually loaded...they're older antique ones but still can fire) but still ... loud crashing things when I'm relaxing are not the best way to start my Friday night.

Anyone know where I can get a new candle holder like this one? I really don't want to pay $40... I don't think I paid that much for it to begin with.


SpeakDog said...

This one's only $27 altogether... a little better than $40.

Stu doesn't argue with me, but it drives me crazy when he doesn't remember things that I tell him. It irritates me that he doesn't always LISTEN TO ME! But, he's awesome, so I guess I can forgive a relatively minor flaw. He has to put up with much worse from me :)

CastoCreations said...

LOL That's why I don't complain too much about hubby. He is really wonderful...aside from his few quirks. But I have so many issues that I truly am lucky.

And I'm SO over the drama but for some reason the whole episode upset me a lot. It's just stuff though and no one was hurt. So all is well. =)

CastoCreations said...

Oh...and I clearly can't add. =)

Stacy's Random Thoughts said...

It must be a 'guy thing' - my hubby is exactly the same way! Sorry he had to learn the hard way (my hubby learns the hard way all the time...*evil grin!*)

You might try looking at craigslist - you can sometimes find better deals than what are listed on eBay...

Good luck with your search, I'll be curious to find out if your hubby learned a lesson, and if you find a replacement! ;)