Sunday, October 21, 2007
Opposite attracts........and attacks
Opposite attracts, hmm…..normally people refers this phrase to relationships….if you don’t believe try to survey couples around you, most likely you will find that couples who are together have different characters, attitude, behavior and likings. That’s what makes the couple clicks and last Sunday that’s what makes my hubby and I “attack” each other, not physically of course but verbally and phycologically……very “chim leh”.
Before that let me share how we are different, he is a slow and steady guy, I’m the rushy type, everything want fast fast and want it now, he loves vegetables, I like meat, he’s quite an old fashioned guy with his “ah pek” thoughts and philosophy, I’m more open and fashionable, he is gentle, I am more aggressive, he is introvert, I’m more extrovert, he likes to read, I like to be sociable, he likes action movie, I like dramas…….. the list goes on, wonder how we get along for more than 10 years huh (courtship = 4 years, married > 8 years), I wonder how too?? He he he….. by God’s grace.
Anyway let’s move on to what I actually wanted to say… last Sun we went out to shop for my digital camera, normally he’s the one who did all the background studies, surveyed all the available shops in Penang and obviously knew the best deal in town already, being pushy, I said I wanted my camera now, so we went to this shop, which deal is quite good and acceptable (to me!) and lastly we have the sales guy teaching me how to maneuver around the features of the camera, (at this point of time, my saliva is…… and was so happy that finally I can own a digital camera)…. But good hubby said “No”, negotiated with the sales guy, he claimed another model of camera is better (all the technical stuff), cash and carry, credit card………(all the technical buy and sell terms and conditions…..) and finally we walked out from the shop empty handed and you knowlah……I showed my black faceloh….
Went into the car, the discussion continued….on the technicalities…….blah blah blah, I attacked he defended, he reasoned, I counter reasoned……….lastly I said “OK I understand all your technical points but you have to understand my heart”, hubby went quiet and apologized and I still “black face”! Back home, the kids asked if I had got my camera, I said “No, daddy won’t buy”, daddy said we quarreled and my princesses stood by my side and three of us “attacked” daddy again, daddy no choice and promised he will get one home tomorrow! So I’m waiting…………. Patiently….