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female-dogNow I’ve never been married, so I don’t know what it feels like to have a husband who works with, socializes with or finds himself in the company of single women. I’m sure if someone has trust and/or jealousy issues then this could be a big problem for their marriage. However, I do know what it’s like to find myself having to socialize with married men, mainly for professional reasons, and to be treated so poorly by their wives simply for being single. These women (bless their hearts) are clearly struggling with some issues, but it’s always in my best interest to spot them early on and then steer clear. For those who have yet to experience the chilly demeanor of a mean wife, here are a few signs:

1. You are constantly having to tell her your name. Despite having met her at more than one company function, dinner party and/or social event, your name “escapes” her memory every time.

2. You feel a sharp pain in the back of your neck from the daggers she’s shooting at you through her eyes. If I’m talking to her husband, when I feel these nasty glares darting my way, I take an extra step back away from her man and limit my laughter. I clearly will not be able to express any enjoyment while conversating with her spouse.

3. You find yourself engaged in a conversation with her where she continues to deliver back handed compliments about your outfit, shoes and/or accessories. Now, this is always so comical to me because it’s always the wives who don’t work outside the home, and spend up their husbands money who find it appropriate to play the I have more than you do game. Really?

4. You find yourself biting your tongue while she proceeds to give you unsoliciated “advice” on why you’re not married. Comments such as, you’re too picky, too independent or unapproachable seem far reaching and clearly inappropriate especially when they’ve never spent more than 15 minutes with you. You don’t even know my name, why do you care if I’m still single or not?

Now contrary to what some married women think, most single women do not want your husband. I have several married friends, who are confident in their marriages, trust their husbands and care enough to know the people he works with on a regular basis. Therefore, when the mean wives rear their ugly heads, I simply smile, nod and dish out my own dose of back handed compliments right before I say a small prayer for their husbands. Seriously.

Sometimes after a really long work day, all I want to do is put on my PJs, sink into my couch, and escape into my favorite reality TV show. On these “Goodbye Cruel World” days the idea is to the shut the door, turn my brain off and forget about everything else going on in the world. Since I’m the acting manager at my company, I’m often pinged all day to make decisions from what color should a website design be to how much do we bill a client on an over budget project? All day long my co-workers and bosses call out my name to answer some type of question or make some sort of snap decision. It’s my job, I accept that and I do it well.
But on a “Goodbye Cruel World” day the last thing I want to do when I get home is make yet another decision. However, since I’m single and live on my own, the decision making process doesn’t stop for one minute even when I get home. Except now I find myself asking myself 50 million questions –  What do you want for dinner? What do you want to watch on TV? Would you rather read? Are you gonna clean up the clothes you left on the floor from this morning? Do we wash our hair tonight or tomorrow? And the list continues. On nights like these, what I wouldn’t give to not have to make another freakin’ decision.  For a few minutes I find myself day dreaming about coming home to a hot meal on the table, a clean house, and the TV turned to my favorite show. Sounds like what I need is a wife. Seriously?

Sometimes after a really long work day, all I want to do is put on my PJs, sink into my couch, and escape into my favorite reality TV show. On these “Goodbye Cruel World” days the idea is to the shut the door, turn my brain off and forget about everything else going on in the world. Since I’m the acting manager at my company, I’m often pinged all day to make decisions from what color should a website design be to how much do we bill a client on an over budget project? All day long my co-workers and bosses call out my name to answer some type of question or make some sort of snap decision. It’s my job, I accept that and I do a good job.

But on a “Goodbye Cruel World” day the last thing I want to do when I get home is make yet another decision. However, since I’m single and live on my own, the decision making process doesn’t stop for one minute even when I get home. Except now I find myself asking myself 50 million questions –  What do you want for dinner? What do you want to watch on TV? Would you rather read? Are you gonna clean up the clothes you left on the floor from this morning? Do we wash our hair tonight or tomorrow? And the list continues. On nights like these, what I wouldn’t give to not have to make another freakin’ decision.  For a few minutes I find myself day dreaming about coming home to a hot meal on the table, a clean house, and the TV turned to my favorite show. Sounds like what I need is a wife. Seriously?


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