[thechat] Pet Hate

Stephane Deschamps stephane.deschamps at gmail.com
Fri May 27 03:09:22 CDT 2005

On 5/26/05, Sean German wrote:
> As opposed to, I'm at home eating dinner.  My wife compliments my cooking, I
> in turn thank her, and she responds, "No, thank you for cooking."  This
> simple exchange occurs often and without further comment.  But I could
> easily read more into such an exchange.
> Cooking is just one of those things that must be done.  I cook because I
> like to eat.  No thanks necessary.  So I might respond in that instance with
> a "not at all."  But the compliment is above a routine recognition that the
> chore of cooking dinner has been done.  That compliment should be
> acknowledged with a "thank you."
> However she has not done me the courtesy of acknowledging my thanks.  She
> has denied it, refused me the pleasure of returning her courtesy.  Oh dear.


I sometimes thank my girl for just being here. She looks at me and
finds me a bit weird, I'm sure.

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