Wanted: Man-friends for my husband so I don’t have to pretend like I know what he is talking about when he comes home excited that his 451 Cleveland motor does some sort of special magic tricks or something and that he is more in love with Herb every day and that Herb needs his own Christmas present because he is now a member of the family and does such-and-such bronco website have a “wishlist” option like amazon? and oil changes are now super critical because of some-reason-or-another….man-friends please come to my rescue!
I really just don’t think I have the ability to dispense the adequate amount of emotion when I don’t know what Andy is talking about. I want to be able to display an adequate amount of concern when I hear that some component might need replacing soon. Or get insanely excited when he tells me how awesome some doo-dad is, but what is really going on is this.
I Hear: Blah blah blah blah
I See: mouth moving, words coming out
I Say to Myself: Wow I should probably know what is going on here considering we have been together for 13 years…..nope still don’t know what he is saying….hmmm does his inflection suggest something bad or something good? quick say something ‘Oh awesome!’….nope he saw right through that….’so that’s neat’….hmm that seemed to work kind of. Man there has to be someone somewhere who would know what he is saying. I need to find that person and pay them to take over right now.
I mean I seriously try here people. I do. I get the general idea of how engines work and what not, but when he starts talking about gear ratios and other technical things my mind just shuts down. As if it is allergic to car talk or something. I want to be more interested in it, I am just not. *sigh*
Anyone have a spare man-friend around that I could borrow?