Are there things about the people you love the most in the world that bug the every living crap out of you? I love Bob dearly. He is my best friend and he is my hero. He rocks my world. However, there is one thing he does that drives me crazy. It’s like nails on the chalkboard to me. I know it may sounds so trivial and minor, but if you had to live with this every day it might drive you a little crazy too. After almost everything he says he follows it with, “You know what I mean?” or “You know?” So, we’ll be having a conversation and it will go a little bit like this;
Amy “What do you want for dinner tonight?”
Bob “I don’t care, but not zucchini, you know what I mean?”
Amy “Yes, fine. No zucchini. How about pizza?”
Bob “Sounds good. Hey, the blue crayfish in the aquarium are really growing. You know what I mean?”
Amy “Yes, I see that”
Bob “I wonder if I can sell them on Craigslist, you know?”
Amy “It can’t hurt to try”
Bob “I wrote a new poem today. It’s about pain and suffering, you know what I mean?”
Amy “Oh that’s nice.” (bangs hand with meat tenderizing mallet to keep from choking husband to death.)
I seriously do not know why this bugs me so much other than it feels to me similar to the times kids say your name over and over and over to get your attention. It’s like he needs me to acknowledge his each and every thought and can’t just let a topic rest on its own. Or it’s a bad habit he can’t break. He knows it drives me crazy but he doesn’t even realize he’s doing it.
So now’s the time to share. Anything your loved ones do that drive your crazy? Please tell me I’m not the only one. Thanks!