Sometimes I don't understand my wife

:)

This morning, my wife asked my if I was going running tonight.

After I'd said "yes", she said something to the effect that since we are having (fresh) pasta with our meal tonight (a rough approximation to a bolognese), we should all eat together as the kids can't wait 'til 7pm, and it would save a lot of messing about.

Now, that last part is critical. Normally, when we have the same meat dish with rice or the dried pasta you get in packets, she simply takes a bit out for the kids at their mealtime, but leaves the meat simmering until we're ready to eat. Rice takes 10-15mins to cook and packet pasta 8-10. This is easy and only involves popping another pan on for us for the extra 10-15 minutes for our rice/pasta.

The thing I don't get is that we are cooking fresh pasta tonight. It only takes 2 minutes to cook. There is the same amount of "messing about" as when we're using packet pasta or rice, but critically, less time involved.

Is it just me, or is there something rather peculiar about her logic here ?

Comments:

It's just you. Your wife is cooking you dinner and you could eat with your kids and you are questioning her logic. How about appreciating that you can enjoy a nice home cooked meal with your family?

Posted by guest on February 03, 2005 at 03:58 AM GMT #

Good point Anonymous!

In my defence, I should say that we eat as a family at least 4 days a week, and my wife normally cooks (for which I'm thankful) because I'm working.

Posted by Trevor Watson on February 03, 2005 at 04:06 AM GMT #

It might not have to do with logic per se... Women have more the tendency to follow their intuition or feelings and then rationalize it to make it more accessible for (logical) men. Sometimes, the "rationalizing" part doesn't work out that well... ;-)

[It's actually possible to learn to use one's feelings to make decisions and then come up with a logical reason for that decision. This is great fun because one is then able to switch between two different approaches -- and each has its pros and contras. I think every man should learn this "illogical way" also. BTW, I'm male and used to be very logical...]

Posted by guest on February 03, 2005 at 09:03 AM GMT #

Hidden Messages and there real meaning! Be on the uptake and don/t get caught on the blow back. rtg.

Posted by GerwingR on February 03, 2005 at 10:06 AM GMT #

Remember, when your wife gives you two choices, A and B, the answer is hidden answer C.

Posted by guest on February 03, 2005 at 10:14 AM GMT #

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