We adore our husbands -- of course we do! -- but sometimes they make us slightly mental. (We heard we bugged them one time, too. Ahem.) Here, Jenna McCarthy, author of If It Was Easy, They'd Call the Whole Damn Thing a Honeymoon: Living with and Loving the TV-Addicted, Sex-Obsessed, Not-So-Handy Man You Married (Berkley Books, October 4 2011), offers us a look at some of the things we may not like about the men we love*.
*Please note that not every guy is guilty of everything on this list. Some aren’t guilty of any of them; others are extremely busy bugging us in entirely new and novel ways. This list merely represents a random sampling of manly injustices you may or may not suffer at your husband’s hands.
They Think They Own the TV
Not just the remote (which they will only relinquish in exchange for food or the promise of sexual favors) but the actual set itself. Once they turn it on they are officially “watching it” even if they are asleep, outside working in the yard or on a business trip in another zip code. If something gets deleted from the TiVo lineup or fails to record, it’s your fault, regardless of the actual circumstances.