Friday, September 17, 2004

Wake Up Call

When I married I assumed that I would be receiving some fairly significant perks. Perks? What perks? I am experiencing cultural shock. The culture of being a WOMAN in a marriage. Not only am I poorer and broke  several days before payday, but I have transformed into a maid!

Take today, the first thing I did was to go to the Post Office and mail a box for him. He has made his first sale on E-Bay. Thanks to me setting up the account for him, inserting the picture after I scanned the document for him, set up pay pal for him...now I am mailing the sold item for him! Hell,   I am such a silly because I will not receive one red cent of the profit! As a matter of fact, it cost me money to sell his stuff! Agggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

I should have seen this coming. But, I was blinded by love and my desire to be married. After all, this is my first time and I had no idea what I was missing. I was like a kid with my face pressed up against the glass candy counter. I only saw the good stuff. I knew bad stuff existed, I knew that sacrifice existed, but I ignored it in pursuit of my happiness.

I am now the Cook, the Maid, the Financial Officer, the Travel Agent, the Entertainment Committee, the Chauffeur, the Gardner, (than God I am not the Grounds Keeper), in charge of all Shopping, and the Miscellaneous Gopher.

How did this happen!!!!!

I love Joe and I love being married. I just wish I had gotten a Wife too.



17 comments:

sistercdr said...

Welcome to the Club.  17 years later, I'm still trying to figure out how it happened. : /

mom23nca said...

I hear ya!  Are you also his personal assistant, remembering when all the b'days in his family are and buying presents for them as well.  

deabvt said...

{{{ Alpha }}}  LMAO!
V

yakima127 said...

I totally need a wife!  I think most of us women need a wife!  You are so funny!  JAE

readmereadyou said...

Join the ranks! My friend has a magnet on her fridge that says "I need a wife" : )

camaroisle050856 said...

          Has he bought you the French Maid outfit from Frederick's of Hollywood yet?  Hubby already bought one for me...sometimes being a maid isn't so bad, LOL.
          Seriously, have  a heart to heart talk with Joe.  Maybe he doesn't realize how you feel about this.

Best wishes,
Debi

slowmotionlife said...

tehehe... welcome to the joys of wife-hood.  :P  

It only gets worse from here on out.  Wait until he asks you to mow the backyard.  I had that happen this year... what???  Mow the yard??  HUH??? Take out the garbage??  Isn't that what I married YOU for??  

[I'm not really as bitter as I sound.  LOL]

cneinhorn said...

well, join the club........my life was simpler when I was single, paying all my own bills and living on my own.......now I'm taking care of not only the kiddies, but the hubby too......but you know what, I' wouldn't trade him for the world!  Such is love.....
~jerseygirl

mrccgoody said...

See, I'm still on the other side of the counter since I've never been married, so I probably shouldn't even comment...but aren't we already those things, being moms?  It just sounded so familiar as I was reading the list...(LOL)

diannevan said...

"I just wish I had gotten a Wife too."

Ha!!  see...THIS is exactly why I'm so interested in other females, simply because they don't act like males!  LOL

mlraminiak said...

Welcome to the club, sister!  Lisa  :-]

danielled1 said...

OMG, too funny!!

This is a moment when I thank goodness I'm still single ;)

Danielle

ann7inflorida said...

Amen to that sister!!! I quickly realized that I was not cut out for the domestic life. ; ) Make sure he at least rubs your feet for all of your time & effort. : )

ksquester said...

Now I know what I want for Christmas, mine own WIFE.....good one.  Anne

garyvp said...

LOL...last winter and spring we took a large project that kept us busier with work than we like to be. My wife Mary and I must've said a hundred times that we both needed a wife. At least I cook!

fiftyweight1 said...

Alphawoman1,
It seems like you are half of the problem. You can't expect him to do much if he don't know what the problem is. If you want the marriage to last, you have to talk about it and work the problems out. If not, kiss it goodby. Why live in a situation that you are not happy in.    50wt

krobbie67 said...

You're really selling me here on the whole marriage thing. Not! Quirky loner to the end. ;-) ---Robbie