August 30, 2010

An Honest Opinion

I have been struggling and struggling over here with that damn blinking cursor.

I knew I had something to say.  But I just couldn't find it.

In a fit of desperation, I typed out a whole post on this one jack-ass at the office. Luckily, for you, I decided to let that one breathe for bit before I hit publish.  You are welcome.

I decided to go take a shower and think about it.  Before I hit the shower, I was brushing my hair and tried out a different look.  I thought it didn't look too bad but wanted a second opinion.  So I went in search of Man-Child.

Bless him, he was sitting at the table doing his Algebra homework.  Thank God he doesn't need my help there - because if confronted with one of those problems I would have just cried.

So, I asked him, "What do you think?"

He said, "About what?"

"My hair - do like it this way?"  He just kind of shrugged.  So I pressed him.  And he said, "What's that on your face?"

"It's hair!" I exclaimed.

"Is it supposed to look like that?" he responded.

Me: *sigh* "Yes."

Him: "It's all right."

Me: "But do you like it? It doesn't look goofy?"

Him:  "I don't know."

Me: "Hmmph!" as I start to walk off.

Him: "What do you WANT from me?!"

Me: "An honest opinion would be nice!"

Him:  "My honest opinion is that I don't have one!"

And with that - I deleted the other post and you got this one instead.


  1. That is too funny.

    And, i'm serious, if you need Algebra help just email me. I taught it for 5 years! I miss it so much!!!!

  2. Hurrmph.

    Sounds like my house.

    (stomps off to try and make hair look like...well proper hair really)

  3. If my son can't eat it or play call of duty on it, he has no opinion.

    It;s the same over this side of the pond :)

  4. Oh dear!! never ask the male of the species for his opinion. I am sure your hair looked fine though, why don't you take a pic and let us decide how it looks?

  5. Hilarious!

    That's 'cause you expected MC to view you as a real person with thoughts, feelings and an interest in your appearance.

    They have no freakin' clue. I'm convinced of it.

  6. Ha, yes, my husband never knows what to say.

  7. awesome. I hear you on the Algebra, and the need for an honest opinion around my house usually ends up with the same response..."what do you want me to say?"

  8. I love that his opinion is he doesn't have one!!!!!!!!!

  9. Boys are like that. And by "that", I mean so frustrating that you want to slap them. :)

  10. Ah, but I like this one!

    As the mother of a boy (now a man), I can tell you that he is telling you the truth: he doesn't have an opinion on your hair, when pressed as to what he would like for dinner the answer is almost always "food", and even when he's saying perfectly horrible things to the cat he really does love her and pets her kindly when you're not looking.


    Or something along those lines.

    Ah. And now I miss when the boy was still a boy...


  11. Thank goodness for our children...otherwise we might go around with hair on our faces! This was so funny....but I still would have loved to have heard about the a-hole at the office with a few ef-yous and such :)

  12. Poor guy. He really doesn't have an opinion -- and I understand it. He desperately searches for what you want to hear...and when he can't figure it out he dismisses the whole thing. The niceties of a woman's appearance simply doesn't register with most guys.