Wednesday, 28 January 2009

What not to say

This is an advisory piece for all the men out there:

If your wife is feeling a bit low due to a long, protracted illness, interminable dark mornings, a wilful daughter and a stressful job, and she decides to spend some of her Christmas money cheering herself up by buying this:


....when she shows you her new purchase, DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT say:

"Another handbag?"

It will not be well received!

23 comments:

Studentmum said...

Did you hit him over the head with it! It is lovely and obviously well deserved.

Catharine Withenay said...

Ouch! What a nasty thing to say! Do you ever say, 'Not another football match? You don't even support Stoke City...'
Hmmm... best not go down that road too far!

Working mum said...

Studentmum - no, I just feigned disappointment and said "A woman can never have too many handbags"

Catharine - What a good idea - "Another football match"! Could use that one tonight, actually.

Maggie May said...

I am sure he wouldn't dream of doing such a thing.
Would he?

Sass E-mum said...

Recaro says stuff like that whenever he sees me with a book. Or if I'm blogging.

Come to think of it, I get that sort of comment whenever I do something that's not about him...

It kind of washes over me by now.

Tawny said...

At which point did you kick him? I have the same problem when I buy DVD's.

'More rubbish' is the comment I usually get

Casdok said...

Ha ha!! But they never learn do they!

rosiero said...

We have the same comment with clothes - of course, he wears the same pair of jeans for weeks!!! I like the bag and approve!!

Mean Mom said...

That's a great handbag, but do you have shoes to match? I suppose you'll have to go all the way back to the shops, again, if you don't. Sigh. ;0)

auntiegwen said...

Ah Radley porn !

I like the "another football match" line muchly

The Dotterel said...

Thanks for the advice, I'm grateful. Honest!

Working mum said...

Dotterel - see, I'm providing a service here along with my drivel. You wife will thank me!

Mean Mom - shoes? Hadn't thought of that. Thanks!

cheshire wife said...

When he treats himself it is an essential. When we treat ourselves it is a luxury.

Suburbia said...

Well he is a man, and they don't really 'get it' do they!!

;)

Tara@Sticky Fingers said...

Gah, bloody men, what's the matter with them?

It is a fact, a FACT, that a woman can never have too many handbags. And shoes.

And if he disagrees send him my way, I've perfected that particular argument down to a fine art!

gigi said...

I love it! Good for you!

Thanks for the soup recipe, can't wait to try it too.

Iota said...

Ooh, no, not good. Especially following on from the M-i-l and pantomime episode.

Nice bag.

Amanda said...

Why don't men get it? They could have us wrapped around their little fingers if they would just got out of their way to be nice sometimes. I know that's like asking a leopard to change his spots, I'm just sayin. Things would go so much better for them if they just throw something nice out there once in a while.

For instance, wonder if that afternoon had gone any differently for him if he had said, 'Good for you for doing something nice for yourself. You deserve it, sweetie'. Bam. Easy as that and then he has a happy wife.

Reluctant Housewife said...

Oh my... It's ADORABLE. Love it.

Men! Honestly. No such thing as another handbag.

Jacki said...

Oh that is a gorgeous bag! A woman can never have too many.

Sarah said...

Great bag and next time he makes some cheeky comment like 'Another one?' you could reply 'Yes, like another toothbrush, another pair of socks, another razor, another tie!'

Bags wear out and we do use them every day in all weathers!

Polly said...

I get that with shoes!! Men just don't understand.

Perhaps we should say that with beer..."Another beer"? Im sure it would go down like a lead balloon!!

HER ON THE HILL said...

Oh yes, sounds very familiar!

Repeat after me: 'A girl can never have too many handbags' !