Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Secret to a Good Marriage

They say the secret to a good marriage is communication. I'm kind of hoping they're all dead wrong.

Rachel and I have this problem that I would like to take a moment to put out there for the rest of the world to read about. It's summed up quite nicely in the conversation Rachel and I just had.

We got "The Bucket List" in the mail from Netflix today. So, as the Biggest Loser came to a close, we had the following conversation. The conversation is a very clear example of the exact type of miscommunication Rachel and I excel at. The conversation went like this:

Joshua: "Are we going to watch the Bucket List tonight?"

Rachel: "It's a hundred and forty-five minutes."

Yeah, so... that's all.

9 comments:

Joshua said...

Note: It's been almost twenty minutes since we had this conversation, and I still don't know if we're watching The Bucket List tonight...

Joshua said...

It's a no.

Nicole Kesten said...

how long have you guys been married?? if i responded the way rachel did i would have just walked into the other room after my response.. how is that for miscommunication???

145 is too long to start now...

Joshua said...

Yeah... apparently we still have to work on it. (Our three year anniversary will be in July, so we've got time.)

Allie said...

Glorious...I can hear that conversation happening. Please know Josh, that that kind of miscommunication happens with her dear friends as well...still to this day. After 8 years...not that I'm blaming it on Rachel...

I wish I was there to watch the exchange-it's one of my favorite things to watch---besides the sound of music.

Rachel Elek said...

I must have had a misfire to piston 6.

That's A Rapp said...

Oh, I love it!!!! Yes, I wish I was there because I know exactly what she looked like when she said it, and the intonation in her voice. Oh my goodness, I feel like I was there. Thank you for sharing. It means so much. Love you guys and miss you. May you have many years of good conversation!

Tim & Deane said...

I am confused. Why do you feel there was a miscommunication? It was perfectly clear to me.

Love, Mom

Tim & Deane said...

If it were only 144 minutes there would not have been a question.
Love,
Dad