As of this moment, my mother-in-law is visiting. Before you jump to any conclusions, I’ll tell you that I love my mother-in-law, and she’s welcome in my house any time. But the presence of additional people in the house does lead to some…well… stuff like this that happened a few years ago:
We are a multi-computer household. I have my home office, and my wife has her computer in our bedroom. I don’t use her computer (even though, technically, it’s MY computer), and she doesn’t use mine. That’s the unspoken rule.
One day, during the time my wife was using one of my old laptops as “her computer,” I was sleeping late. My mother-in-law also happened to be visiting for the weekend.
In a deep sleep, I sense a disturbance that wakes me. There really is no way to describe it. Something is wrong. I wake up and stumble out of the bedroom.
There they are. My wife and her mom are in my office. Mom is sitting in my chair.
Dark Icon: “…umm… huh?”
Wife: “We didn’t want to wake you up by using the computer in the bedroom, so we’re using this one to look something up.”
Dark Icon: “You do realize your computer is a laptop. You can take it anywhere. We have wireless.”
Wife: “Oh. Yeah, that’s right. I forgot”
Wife: “Did we wake you up?”
Dark Icon points to computer and says: “Her screams woke me. She doesn’t like strangers touching her and she’s very upset now.”
Wife: “You. Are Strange.”
Dark Icon: “I’ll move your laptop downstairs.”
A password was in place a few minutes later (which, of course, lead to this gem). Marriage is all about sharing, but let’s not get carried away.