Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Silly man... Good thing I like him

(I love him, too - but sometimes you've got to LIKE someone as well.)

Last night, I was busy making a sympathy card for Amy that she needed today.


Ron picked up his electric shaver and tried to hand it to me as I'm putting the card together. I said, "Ron, seriously? Can you not see that I have glue on my fingers? You think I can trim your beard right now?"

He said, "No, sorry - just like me to want something right now. I'll take care of it." (He's right - he does ask me at sometimes the most inopportune moments to do something for him.)

I went about my business finishing the card. In the midst of trying to get my glue to come out of the tip (it was clogged), it ended up splatting all over - including my shirt. Since I had on one of my favorite shirts, I went into the bathroom to rinse it off. As I was washing the glue off, in rolls Ron (in his wheelchair), shaver in hand. Again, he tries to hand it to me.

"How did I do? Does this look OK?"

I wish I had taken a picture of his face directly full on... Imagine a tiny half moustache on one side of the mouth, angled down across the mouth to a full moustache on the other side. Most of his beard was gone. I was still busy so I said (not very nicely) that he should have just waited for me. Now, he was going to have to shave it all off. He said he'd just go finish it then and take the rest off. I went back and finished my card.

Today, I thought about last night and had a good laugh. Then, I took this picture...


The dark area along his neck is what he missed - about 1/2 of his beard. It looks like that all the way from one side to the other. Granted, he does have movement restrictions because of the cervical fusion but he tried to "clean it up" without using a mirror.

He really should have waited.

7 comments:

Donna B said...

LOL...God Bless you T....LOL... Why do men get single mindedly focused on ONE THING and we women are constantly re-prioritizing from all the input from men, kids, friends, inlaws, work, housework, cooking, etc,etc while we juggle ten things at once!

Bouncin' Barb said...

We do love them even when they drive us crazy don't we? Cute post.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Today D came home while I was scrubbing the kitchen sink. He walked past the utility sink in by the door and came to the kitchen sink to wash his hands. While I was cleaning it. And he wanted to know why I was peeved at him. MEN!

Thisisme. said...

Lovely post Teresa! You do wonder about them sometimes though, don't you. Bless! It must be strange seeing him without his beard though.

Jumble Mash said...

HAHAHA Men. They are...special. Fiance always has me trim his side burns and he says I always do it wrong. Then why does he keep asking?!

Pat said...

Live and learn I always say!

SkippyMom said...

Love the title - made me laugh. When I saw it I thought "Uh oh, Ron's in trouble!" lol