brit_columbia (brit_columbia) wrote,

My husband and I just had a rousing political argument that began in the living room and then took us from room to room as we each expressed frustration with each other's naive, illogical and out-of-touch views on the true ramifications of various real-world events. He followed me to the kitchen to shake his head in dismay and rant about how ill-informed I am, while I loaded the dishwasher. I then trailed him to the bathroom and invaded his masculine shaving time to refute his erroneous arguments with much-needed logic and to roll my eyes at some of the more idiotic of his beliefs. Together, we waved our hands around, raised our voices, and thoroughly put each other in our places. Somewhere along the way, I lost my glasses, so I'm typing this with my old ones on.

I don't have political arguments with anyone but him, and I wouldn't do it for anyone else. I hate politics and I hate arguing, and I even hate any kind of discussion that becomes passionate because other people's uncontrolled negative emotions are so very annoying and why, I ask you, WHY, should I subject myself to that when I could be reading or writing quietly in the soothing comfort of my own gentle and unexacting company? However, all that aside, I am capable of holding my own in arguments about global political issues, and will occasionally pick such a fight with my husband. Why? Because he bounces up off the sofa and gets all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and sort of adorably apoplectic. I just can't do it too often because it can get pretty wearing and one must be in fighting trim.

When I kissed him goodbye and sent him off to work tonight, he was munching on an apple, feeling stimulated, alive, and at least partially understood as a political animal. He's determined to best me the next time opportunity presents itself. However, that's not going to be anytime soon, since, as I mentioned earlier, I hate politics and arguing. But I love my husband and he loves arguing about politics, so once in a while, I've got to take a couple of shots at him. Just to, you know, keep him happy.

You unmarried single girls should enjoy the peace and quiet while you can!

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