Thursday, November 19

Telling Me How It Is

My husband has finally come home after spending many weeks in Africa, he's been away for most of the year and I'd forgotten that our sartorial tastes don't often coincide.

I have items of clothing that he really dislikes, and I've been buying more in his absence. He is not a stupid man and never criticizes what I am actually wearing, instead he puts a lot of emphasis on the positive, I set off for an interview this morning with this compliment ringing in my ears

Now that's nice, much nicer than the cardboard skirt and fishermen's boots

24 comments:

  1. Now that is much better than the 'YOU'RE NOt wearing THAT are you?" that I get... Maybe he should bring you back some lovely African shoes ;-)

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  2. Let's face it, he's a man. If you're not wearing something tight, short and transparent, it's amazing he even noticed! :)

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  3. La la la la la la.

    I'm sitting this one out.

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  4. *sigh* what is wrong with these guys, sugar? the MITM once said i looked like pudding in a cloud! ok, it was summer i was really tanned and i guess made a major mistake wearing white! to his credit, it was along time ago and he's never said anything like that since! xoxoxo

    (but i have to ask, a cardboard skirt? he is inventive in his speech!)

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  5. Why say anything? Just accidentally lose all his ugly clothing: "Darling you'll never guess what happened, we had the burglars in and all your shapeless t-shirts got stolen."

    I think this is quite a sensitive solution actually.

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  6. Don't let me catch you in Crocs.

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  7. Mrs Dilo is also not a stupid person and says things like "You know you could also wear the anorak the trousers and the boots rather than the string vest, sandals and the Hawaiian shorts... seing as how it's blowing a blizzard today", thereby giving me a choice rather than an ultimatum.

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  8. was it a passionate reunion?

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  9. And did you wear a cardboard belt with the cardboard skirt? And I'd give the fisherman back his boots too. Men have no taste. It's well known.

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  10. Ange - lovely African shoes - are they the ones made from car tyres?

    Ms Assassin - suprisingly that man prefers baggy!!

    Mr Pillow-fluffer, I though you were n the girl's team, you sound as though you've got conflicting loyalties xl

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  12. Sav - pudding in a cloud! I love that one

    The cardboard skirt is actually quite descriptive of the way it sticks out.


    Inkspot - To heck with sensitivity - those t-shirts may well 'get lost in the wash'.


    MJ - I never even stay in the same room as Crocs darling.


    Gadjo Dilo - Mrs Dilo is clearly not keen on being widowed this early - that's very sweet of her.

    Nursey - Does trading insults count as a passionate reunion?


    Madame DeFarge - live crocodile belt worn with cardboard skirt - the fisherman's boots seemed like protection.

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  13. "It's not a skirt, it's an installation.

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  15. Dear dear dear.

    The temerity, dare one say, gall, of a gentleman to comment on clothes...

    Let he who is without sin throw the first skirt, tee-shirt or belt.

    Moo!

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  16. A friend came back from Milan with some new clobber. "I'll just put the dress on so you can see what it looks like," she said. "Don't do it!" cried her partner, "he'll tell you what he thinks!"

    Too late.

    The cold stare I got for the remark "you paid how much for a donkey jacket?" could have shattered tempered steel.

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  17. Cardboard skirt? I've not seen discount stores that sell such things and I live in Southampton.

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  18. Glory - It's not a skirt, it's an installation. exactly!

    Mrs Cow - do people get on to you about the shape of your leaves?

    Kevin - you are exactly the sort of man that I would discuss food and colour schemes with - my clothing I would not ask your opinion on - you are a man of too many pockets.

    Marky Marks - do they have discount Prada stores in Southampton?

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  19. If it's low or laced up the front with cleavage spilling out Mr FF will go 'oh that's nice', otherwise nary* a comment. Hope the interview went well. More celeb stories please


    *what sort of stupid word is this? I'm sure it's a proper one though

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  20. I have been blessed with a wife and three daughters. Though I never venture an opinion on their choice of attire, (I am colourblind and have no dress sense whatsoever!), they do, many times give me 'the look' if they think my outfit for an occasion is 'wrong'!
    That is why I spend most of my times in jeans/t-shirt!

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  21. Frenchie, 'Nary' - sounds a bit poetic ...

    Welcome Mapstew - lucky man with all those girls - nothing wrong with jeans and a T.

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  22. I rather like a cardboard skirt with fishermen's boots. Different strokes for different folks, I guess.

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