"Getting rid of everything that doesn’t matter allows you to remember who you are. Simplicity doesn’t change who you are, it brings you back to who you are."

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Seinfeld Saved My Marriage

It's tough being a bossy person. Take it from me. I'm bossy...I try not to be, but there it is. When I'm being bossy, you get that look on your face. You know the one.

Resentment...white-hot resentment.

And that's when I realize that I've just gotten bossy.

Ask a bossy person. "Do you like being bossy?"

Most will tell you..."Heck, no!  I couldn't tell you when it happened, it just did."

A person is not born to be a bossy person. Bossy people are made. And it's your own fault if there's a person in your life that's bossing you around.

That just means that you're a slacker. ("Naaa"...my tounge sticking out at you.)

Yep...it's your fault that I've turned into such a nag.

And in order to get anything done around here, somebody's going to have to get bossy.

Tempers start to flare.

Who wants to fight? Not me? Not you?

Let me share with you a tip...Things starting to build?  Flame throwers about to come out?

Use humor.

In order to diffuse the resentment and avoid a full out arguement, SM and I fall back on a simple technique.


Just the other day we were coming back from the store and I "reminded" him of something. Like I've reminded him, countless time before.

SM - "I know." (exasperated tone) "You've told me eighteen million times already."

Tami - "Yeah and it's still not done!"

** The infamous STINK EYES are exchanged**

SM - "Don't boss me! This is why you're going to hell"

Tami - "I am not going to hell and if you think I'm going to hell, you should care that I'm going to hell even though I am not."

SM - "You stole my Jesus fish, didn't you?"

Tami - "Yeah, that's right!"
I stick my hands on top of my head, my index fingers raised as "horns" and growl at SM...wagging my tongue at him...impersonating the devil.

(We laugh hystericaly.  Arguement diffused.  All courtsey of Seinfeld.)

My marriage is full of Seinfeld-isms.

Doing something you don't want to do? "But I don't wanna be a pirate!"

Pissed off at the world? "Serenity Now!"

Feeling the need to be selfish? "It's the summer of George!"

What quirky things do you have going on in your marriage? **Notice I said quirky not kinky.** There's somethings I don't really want to know. (grin)


  1. Humor is always the best diffusion when appropriately placed!

    What a funny post!

    I loved "Everybody Loves Raymond", so my favorite -appropriately placed word- is when Deborah would call Ray "Idiot"

    I don't know why that always made me laugh but it did. :)

  2. Great Post...altho my mother would differ with you...she's always told me I was BORN bossy!

  3. Everbody Loves Raymond is one of my favorites too. The "Bitchy" episode where Raymond says..."This is not huggable..." always comes to mind.

  4. Hubby and I are currently renting a Seinfeld a week through Netflix...we wanted to see them IN ORDER. Oh, I'm loving it. And yes--there is a Seinfeldism for every occasion. Great post!