Hubby and I had an interesting conversation this morning while we did the pre-work routine. He was in the shower and I was darting about, checking off a handful of morning tasks I didn’t dare forget before heading out to work.
As a professional in the world of romance writing, I feel duty-bound to share:
Me: “Honey, the toilet’s not working.”
Me: “So, you need to fix it.”
Hubby: “Why do I always get the dirty jobs?”
Me: “Because I’m a soft a gentle female and must be protected from all things dirty and vile.” (Yes, those words actually came out of my mouth.)
Hubby: <Snort> “You? Soft and Gentle?”
Me: “Ok, so treat me like I’m soft and gentle.”
Even after almost eleven years of marriage, I can still stump the guy.
He stood there, obviously confounded by my statement, then finally shook it off and went back to the lather, rinse and repeat.
But, you know what? My statement is a fundamental guidepost I think a lot of guys would do good to remember. Yeah, we chickas might be “strong like bull” when it comes to juggling the day-to-day routine, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy being the damsel in distress every now and then. (Even if “distress” is an uncooperative toilet.)
That’s my spin on it anyway. I’d like to say I’m an expert on the matter given my romance writer occupation, but how about you other ladies? Do you like it when your knight rushes in to save the day/faulty plumbing? Or are you more an equal rights woman?
Men? What about you? Is there a signal we should work on to delineate when you should/shouldn’t step in for rescue?