Sunday, November 20, 2011

That's My Car Dammit

"P.S.I. Honey," I stab a green bean and wave the fork in Rob's face, "means pounds per square inch, and you follow the guidelines on the sticker in the door frame."

"No," he says, equally intense, "I bought bigger tires for your car, so you go by the PSI rating on the tire."

The tic is back, I've eaten the green bean and I'm thinking of pricking his fingers with the fork. "No Rob, you don't, you go by the sticker." He opens his mouth, but I cut him off. "Thirty two pounds, Rob. Thirty. Two. Pounds."

"Bigger tires, more air." He shovels in a bite of bar-b-que pork and grins.

"Uh huh," I glare, "You do remember, what happened, when you used the high pressure washer to clean the inside of my last car?" I flashback to Rob standing in the back of the van, water cascading out the open doors and wince.

He watches my expression and shrugs. "The interior was filthy."

"You ruined the electrical system." Aware my voice is rising, I grab for the glass of ice tea and take a sip. I glance up and catch Rob smiling.

"So," he chuckles, "want me to check your tires?"

25 comments:

  1. The way you two banter cracks me up! You clearly keep things interesting in your relationship. good job!

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  2. This made me laugh out loud. Should I comment on the tires? Me thinks I'd better not. -)

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  3. I cannot believe it....I have had almost that exact same conversation with my hubby - except for the pressure washing incident (we have plenty of other incidents).

    You are such a good writer - really made me laugh.

    thanks

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  4. Now I see why you tell me my hubby is rob's mental twin. God love us both!!!

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  5. Wow it makes me smile. Thanks for following. Following back.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  6. Wow, you guys are so much fun to wake up to! :)

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  7. Hysterical ;) So, I checked with my car-enthusiast husband and he sides with you. He says the tire guideline is a max, the car guideline is a recommended, so go with the car guideline. And bigger tires don't mean more pressure, they just mean more air to achieve the same pressure. So, there you go :)

    Marriage is so much fun.

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  8. Yeah Sarah! That's the best break down I've read. And yes, marriage is a blast. :)

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  9. Forget the tire pressure...did he really power wash the inside of your car? ;D

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  10. Different husbands, different opinions. Go with the Robster; he hasn't failed you yet....well, except for that one time, but that was different. And those other times, but they were really different. (Come on Rob, give me something to work with, you're killing me here!)

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  11. Yes Kat, he did. I didn't say a word, I just went back in the house. It was way too late for an intervention.

    Rob is the best. Even when he's button-pushing, he cracks me up. And Mike, go by the guidelines on the door sticker. :)

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  12. My wife wouldn't let me anywhere near her car, and for good reason. My dad was a professional mechanic but it seems to have skipped a generation to blossom in our son. Great writing.

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  13. Well ... I still bribe him, so he'll take my car in for all the check ups and stuff.
    Thanks for stopping by Stephen. :)

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  14. Yeah...Rob stay away from my tires. And my interior.

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  15. This might be one of those exchanges that occur over a cuppa, BUT the power washing the interior..hilarious. Something tells me my hubby would think 'what's the problem......!!'

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  16. All this tire talk reminds me of the time my grandfather sent my grandmother (who never had a driver's license and never went further than seventh grade in school) into the repair shop and had her ask the mechanic (who was a family friend) if she could make an appointment to get the air in her tires changed because it was stale.

    (PS--I gave you the Liebster Blog Award. You can read about it here: http://maskedmom.blogspot.com/2011/11/sparkly-bow-on-top.html)

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  17. Dear Dawn, lock the door, I've sent hubby to your house. :)

    Hi Perth, I must admit, Rob never had an idea he didn't like. sigh.

    Oh M&M, your grandfather is a bad influence. I approve!

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  18. You gotta watch this guy! My wife grew up having to be very self sufficient and she comes up with some "interesting" ideas from time to time.

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  19. I love self-sufficient women. Now, how do I contact your wife?

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  20. Well Kell, It's Rob I remember saying the water is kind o shallow with Rob saying really. Just before we start churning mud.

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  21. And yet you always go fishing with him :)

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