( Sorry I haven't answered the comments on my last post. I will try to get to them soon. I promise we have read them all and appreciated the time it took for all you you to write down your thoughts! )
While talking the other morning, I inadvertently confessed to something I didn't think was an issue. You see I am a bit of a spider monkey. I climb everything to get at what I need.
I was laughing telling Barney that MM would have been having a bird the other day.
I was standing, one foot on one banana leaf stool ( yes we really have them) and one foot on the other, paint roller in hand, painting, singing loudly and poorly to Van Morrison's Into The Mystic on the radio.
B " You shouldn't really be doing that"
W " Why I have always done it? and I have NEVER hurt myself"
B " Well stools aren't meant to be stood on"
W " Pfft says you. Our dining room chairs and stools have a greater surface and base than your step stool. I have almost fallen off of your famous step stool"
B " That is because you are not used to using it."
W" Because I don't NEED to...I am fine on the chairs"
We went on to talk about the ladder for the attic
B" It says right there, " This is NOT a step" ( referring to the print on the top 'step' of the ladder)
W " So because it SAYS that I shouldn't? "
B " RIGHT"
W " Nothing a little piece of strategically placed tape can't cure"
B " Sigh you are like Tim at work" and he goes on to describe someone at work who never uses even a chair but a TABLE to do things. He then starts in on how he uses a chair in his office, or GET THIS shelves ( that are not going to fall over) at work.
W " Hold the phone. So YOU are allowed to use chairs and even SHELVES but I can't?"
B" Yup it isn't fair, but you knew that coming into ttwd. "
W " Well THIS is ridiculous. I have never hurt myself. My track record should count for something"
B " Yet. "
W " YET??? I may never"
B (smugly I might add )" Well now if you do your bum will hurt. Besides I am more athletic than you are"
W scoffs! " You are so NOT! "
B " I can throw a football better than you"
W" What does that have to do with anything? I can walk/run faster and longer than you can"
B" That doesn't count"
W " Why not? If you judge a runner's athletic ability based on swimming, he's not going to seem very athletic"
B " It is not the same thing"
W " What do you know? .............. You're just a dumb jock! "