Then in the evening I became annoyed with him again, since that’s sometimes almost my default, depending on the day.
I exaggerate for comedic purposes — hyperbolize, if you will. These instances are usually quite obvious, like claiming I’d eaten a bazillion pounds of chocolate over the weekend, when in reality I may have only eaten four chocolate bars or something equally bad (and I don’t think I’ve done that since I was a kid, so stop judging me). That said, when I’m relating information on how much money I spent on something/how much time I invested reading something/how early I went to bed, I’m unlikely to exaggerate — there, my point is to get some sympathy or recriminations or whatever.
So, when I tell the DB that I spent 13.5 hours at work yesterday and he tells me I didn’t, I get annoyed. Especially when he claims that I only spent 11 hours at work, with a 2 hour commute.
Not so much.
I am usually at work for 7:20/7:30ish. Yesterday, in light of Budget day (everyone’s favourite day!), I was at work until 9:00 p.m. — count it, 13.5 hours. I got home around 9:30 after the taxi I took almost got into a major car accident — and to be honest, I was almost too tired to care — and in the mornings, I leave my neighbourhood at 6:40 or so in the morning (and then walk from where the carpool lady parks, hence the slightly later start).
So yes, it was a 13.5 hour day, plus an hour or so commute.
I almost wouldn’t care, but he’s done it almost every time I’ve worked over 10 hours — he consistently tells me that no, I didn’t work the 11/12/whatever hours I’m claiming I worked. I don’t know why; it’s not like I’m trying to ask him to cover my overtime, or be the one to come in to work the next day or something. I’m simply trying to explain why I’m so tired/crabby/hungry/whatever, and being told that no, I didn’t do something I know damn well I did, well, it annoys me.
Much like when he claims I never reread my books, use something I’m hanging on to, watch a given movie or television show, or listen to a particular type of music. Just because he doesn’t see me do it doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. Hell, he doesn’t see me shower in the mornings, and I still do that every day. He doesn’t see me catch a carpool, go to work, or do my job — and yet somehow I do those every day.
(I was going to go with bodily function themes here, but opted to be kinder to your mental pictures of me. Especially since I’m a girl and apparently we don’t do those things.)
I need to wake up enough to get up a good head of steam, but I will say this; if the Liberals/NDP/Bloc do take down the current government, I am seriously going to cut a bitch. I do not want to have to go through all of this crap again in a few months’ time when the coalition government or newly-elected government has to present their own Budget and all of that. I also think it would be seriously irresponsible to try to bring down government at this particular point in time, but that’s another issue.