Sometimes (most of the times) Mrs Jude's conversations are a mental puzzle. She'll start out talking about one thing, stop, re-route to something else and not finish the original unless asked. In my head I'm trying to figure out what the fuck she was starting to say and in her head she's already onto the next subject matter. When I pop the question to backtrack she looks at me like I have two heads. It becomes really interesting when she ends the fractional statements with a question to me. Here's an example:
Wife: "You know S and G are going to want (short pause in speaking then picks up at) and if that happens what are we going to do with Ziggy?" Now she's looking at me and is expecting an answer to her question.
Me: You see, over the years I've come up with three ways of replying to her:
1. The I want to stay married to her forever answer: "Baby, you have to give me a little more information than that so I can answer your question."
2. The evasive no answer reply: "We have a few options but then again I'm not totally sure."
3. Or the I won't be getting nookie any time soon if I go this route: "Would you please just once complete a full sentence! What the hell, I am not a mind reader and I can't fill in your blanks."
I'm a very smart person so I normally use 1 and 2 depending on my mood. I had one asinine moment when I went the direction of 3. That's how I learned what the consequences are if I choose to answer that way.
I totally (short pause) my Wife. ;)
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