Yes, I chuckled because sometimes it CAN seem that way. Best is the “FINE!” retort – man, are you in deep sneakers! And the “I don’t care” said several times is a ‘tell’ that TMEW DOES care but I’m not going to find out how, over what, and when. I’ve been told I’ve above average intelligence – beats the whack out of me at times. I HAVE learned the tells (er, maybe most of them) but not the meanings of them because they often depend on a context that I may or may not understand.
And in my house, “Yes Dear”, even said in a most innocent and “trying to please” tone should not ever be uttered.
I may be the head of the household but often she’s in charge. Any husband or wife that have been married this long will see this as a truism – you just have to make it work. After all, marriage is NEVER 50-50%; it MUST be 110-110%.
Which should tell you something else of great importance.
Forgot: how much fun WOULD it be to actually drive that puppy….