Thursday, August 28, 2008

I would kill him...

As I was standing in line at Joann's, I couldn't help but hear the conversation of the two ladies ahead of me, as they spoke with the cashier - another lady about their own age (perhaps 65-70?).

The cashier was explaining what I *think* were some kind of "reward" badges or some-such. I believe it was for her years of working at Joann's. She said she has worked there for over 20 years. Then she said:

"Well, I can't stay home with my husband, I would kill him!" (said in all seriousness)

I was stunned. Really?! Kill him? Is it that bad? How sad...

But that wasn't the end. The customers nodded in agreement, saying how you couldn't possibly get anything done with "them" at home, so you were better off at work anyway.


Of course, I would never say anything out loud - what *would* you say? I respect them as my elders. I realize that I know *nothing* of their situations. Yet it was still a sad conversation. A conversation I pray I never have in my later years. I hope I never desire to be working long hours, just to "get away" from Dean. If I must work, in a needed situation, I pray it is not due to my need to KILL my husband if we spend time together.

*big sigh*


Barb said...

Wow! I'm speechless. I can't wait for my husband to retire and spend more time with him.

Kelly said...

Well, in their defense, my mom is married to a real talker. They seem to get along well enough, but she gets tired of the constant monologue, now that she's retired. She often suggests little jobs or errands for him, to give herself a little break.

Now, I'm not sure she'd say she'd *kill* him, but it might be something along those lines.

I can't imagine saying that about my husband, though!

Julie said...

WOW! Our best days are when daddy stays home. We are already looking at early retirement for him so we can spend more time together. LOL