Keris Stainton‘s fortnightly column on married life…
I’ve been writing this column for a while now and I assume you’ve also been reading it (haven’t you?), so I thought it was time for a test to see if you’ve been paying attention.
So I’m going to list some questions and I’d like you to guess which of them can be categorised as “nagging”. Ready? Good.
1. Do you have to get water all over the counter?
2. Do you have to leave wet towels on the bed?
3. Can’t you put your dirty clothes *in* the laundry basket?
4. Do you have to leave that there? I’ve just cleaned this car.
5. Do you think you could clean your teeth without getting toothpaste all over the mirror?
6. Do you have to leave mugs all over the house?
7. Can you make sure the freezer door is closed properly? It stops things melting.
8. Could you put the recycling *in* the bag, not next to it?
9. Why are your socks down the side of the sofa cushions?
10. Why am I always tripping over your shoes?
So what do you think? All nagging? No nagging at all? Take your time.
Okay. As it turns out, the odd numbered questions are “nagging”. Why? Because they’re things I, the wife, say. The even numbered questions are not nagging because they’re things my husband says. They’re just common sense!
How did you do?