Wednesday, September 5, 2007

More of A Rule Breaker Than a Rule Maker

Free Willy was not necessarily a grand achievement in movie making. But it was probably watched by S1 as a toddler more than any other blockbuster. A classic line from that motion picture goes, "I am more of a rule breaker than a rule maker."

Those eleven words may easily be etched on DH's headstone.

It is very uncomfortable to sit by him on an airplane, for example. Inevitably he does not have his seat belt buckled before take off and will be found conducting business on his cell phone long after the instruction to turn off any portable electronic devices has been given. The repeated personal visits from the irritated flight attendants used to be embarrassing. I try to smile sweetly at their looks of, "Can't you control him any better than this?" It is all in an effort to try to convince them that I have never met this man before in my life.

More than once DH has gotten up to use the bathroom just minutes after the plane has "hit a little turbulence" and the Fasten Your Seat Belt light has been newly illuminated. I firmly believe it is not pressure on his bladder, but rather a reaction to being told what not to do that jumps him out of his seat. Of course, he is quickly escorted back to his seat by a frowning flight attendant, who wants to give me that look. Again. But I roll slowly over toward her to reveal quickly shut eyelids hoping she'll believe I fell asleep while reading a book and had no idea of his gallivanting about the airplane and rule breaking ways.

Naturally I am an avid rule follower as well as a rule maker. So I make the rules and DH breaks them. It is the perfect example of a match made in heaven.


  1. He sounds like a bit of a pill. But I'm sure thats why you go together so well.

  2. Hmmm, that last message is not inferring that your a pill.

  3. That is so funny. I can just picture him on that airplane.

  4. Very similar to MY WIFE and myself. The easiest way to get me to do something is to tell me NOT to do it under any circumstances. MY WIFE, on the other hand, always crosses at crosswalks and never against the lights. It took me almost a year, when we were first dating, to understand that I might as well wait for her to be ready to cross a street. Otherwise, I'd reach the other side and often look back, see her standing on the opposite curb, and then have to wait for her anyway.

  5. Pope Terry,

    He's not a pill. He is perfect. He can make one wonder sometimes though. And I knew what you meant so no worries!

  6. Joanne,

    It is surprisingly easy to visualize isn't it?

  7. Suldog,

    I laughed out loud as I read your response. That is DH and I too! I am always on the street corner...oh my goodness what similarities!

  8. David,

    You are adorable. We would but we're pretty sure at least 4 (probably many more than that)people in Australia would miss you very much.

  9. Bart,

    Yeah, somehow I'm not surprised.


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