Actual Conversation, part 6

As I’ve mentioned before, I am “tech support” at my house when it comes to computers or… heck, ANYTHING. I have no problem with that. What bothers me is when every computer my wife uses mysteriously dies within a few months. It’s never her fault, of course… but it is a noticeable pattern. A pattern which lead to the following conversation while driving home one day:

Wife: “My computer isn’t acting right.”

Dark Icon: “Of course. But its the last computer we have, other than mine. So if that one breaks…”

Wife: “Well I need a computer. If this one breaks will you let me use yours sometime?”

Dark Icon: “Given the fact that every computer you’ve touched is now broken, you won’t be using MINE if it was the last working machine on the planet.”

Wife: “That was mean!”

Dark Icon: “It’s also true.”

Sometimes sleeping on the couch is worth it.*

*(Dark Icon did not actually sleep on the couch)


  1. raykendo, July 15, 2008:

    Didn’t you read the part in the marriage contract that says anything of yours is also hers, and anything of hers is hers alone? Except for colds and how her day went, those MUST be shared, too.

  2. nate, December 22, 2008:

    Broken computer? Let me guess: She expects the computer to do what she WANTS it to do instead of what she TELLS it to do. At least that’s the way it is around my house.

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