I haven't exactly gone on strike, but I did engage in a small battle once. I've always done ALL of the household chores. Several years ago, my husband had made himself a snack and taken it to the sitting room off of our master bedroom. He left the plate on the side table. When I noticed it later that evening, I asked him if he would please take it with him on his way downstairs. Not a big deal, but he decided to say "no". So I left it there knowing that eventually he'd get sick of it being there and remove it (for me to wash later). This went on for MONTHS, me cleaning around it, him pretending it wasn't there. Eventually we separated and he packed his things and left - leaving the plate on the side table. Heh. I should have known that out of all the battles I chose NOT to fight that this one teensy thing would be a battle lost. It's still funny to the both of us 9 years later.
at 5:46 PM on Aug. 4, 2010