We all have people in our daily lives (husbands/boyfriends, family members, friends) who constantly say the same things to you that just make you more and more angry/annoyed every time you hear them. You roll your eyes, sigh, make gestures with your arms to signify your annoyance, and they don't notice... thus, they continue to do the same thing. They don't notice the irony behind whatever it is they're saying... the reason it drives you crazy. I'm sure you all know what I mean!
For me, that person (the only person I see every day) is my best friend/roommate. He's no dummy... but man... some of the things he says to me just make me wanna smack some sense into him!
He'll often say to me when he leaves for work in the morning: "Clean this place up." Well... YEAH. I'm unemployed and he works seven days a week... of COURSE I'm going to do the cleaning. He comes home and makes a mess - leaves dishes and food wrappers on the coffee table, leaves the peanut butter on the counter, DVD cases everywhere... and when they are magically put away when he gets home, who does he think does that? Yeah... ME. Apparently he doesn't realize he doesn't have to TELL me to clean up... I'll do it anyway. Yeah, if he needs some specific clothing item washed, or something, that I might not normally do first, sure... ask... but to generally say "clean this place up" seems rather obvious.
The other thing he does is tell me to eat. We've been a little low on food the past couple weeks - he got a new phone, we transfered cable companies, and he's got school loans to pay back, so sometimes that adds up and we can't buy a bunch of groceries. He pays the bills and everything (because I'm unemployed) and he doesn't often complain about it, as he can afford it - we go to a movie every couple weeks, because he wants to, so obviously that's money gone too. I feel guilty if I sit at home and eat the food all day, so I usually only eat the bare minimum - a couple pieces of toast for breakfast, MAYBE a PB&J for lunch, and a small portion of whatever I make for dinner. My roommate... he's not a tiny guy. He's got a big appetite. I'm not going to eat all the food he buys when he works up more of an appetite than I do. He doesn't cut back on what he eats AT ALL... I figure it's thoughtful of me to not eat to the point of bursting so that HE can. But he tells me to eat... if I were to eat as much as he wants me to, there wouldn't be anything left for him!
Think before you talk, man!
Answer by myheartx4 at 5:39 PM on Mar. 10, 2011
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