Being my better half is not always a walk in the park (shocking, I know).
You have to deal with my OCD when it comes to alarming the car, checking the alarm clock a gazillions times, and getting out of bed to re-check if you locked the front door (btw, I only freak out about this because I have woken up in the morning and come downstairs to the front door being wide open. Or returned home from work with the back door being wide open. Or come back from errands with the side door being wide open. Seriously, I have a reason for my paranoia!)
And I won't even go into how I throw really big things away into very small trash pails.
Or how I can't be in the kitchen if you're trying to cook. Because I will lower the stove, stir the pot and turn the meat.
I just can't help myself.
But if you can live with all of that, you'll have to accept the fact that I make it very difficult for you to get me gifts or plan anything fun.
And with my birthday in just a few short months, it's more frustrating than ever.
Case in point:
To: Mr. KK
I just saw that Joel McHale is coming to Connecticut for a show! We should get tix!
[SIDE NOTE: The Soup is one of my all-time favorite shows. Seriously.]
From: Mr. KK
You are unbelievable.
Total surprise spoiler.
I had a feeling that you were going to remember…I thought I might be in the clear because we wouldn’t be watching The Soup tonight, and thought that maybe if you didn’t see him on TV then you wouldn’t remember. And then if you didn’t remember, my plan that I told you about would go into effect tomorrow. I’d get the tickets on the sly, and hoped that they’d sell out. That way, when we watched The Soup later on during the weekend and you did see him (at which point I knew you’d remember!!!), the tickets would be sold out and I would be in the clear….
But, alas, my wife’s memory foiled my plan…I’d say better luck next time to me, but I have a feeling that I don’t stand a chance against the steel trap known as kk’s mind!!
See? I'm awful.
BUT, we got the tix and it will be a joint birthday gift.
I may make it impossible to buy gifts, but I'm awesome at compromising!