Originally Posted by garion
We were talking about someone we all know and that he is really taken advantage of by his wife. Someone commented that he really got the short end of the stick with her. My wife turned to me and said "looks like I go the short end of the stick, too."
She very quickly said, "I didn't mean it the way it sounded", but there was basically no regret in her voice.
Is it possible that she actually could relate to one of the things you were talking about with the other husband and wife?
For example, all these negative things flying around and then someone says 'And he even packs her a lunch every day on top of everything else!' ... then your wife chimed in ... because 'chuckle...i can relate to that one!'
This would explain why she didn't mean it the way it sounded and did not feel a need to overly apologize for it....since you say you have a sense of humor....
could be way off but is this scenario a possibility?