The Power of Suggestion

The power of suggestion is a powerful thing.

The alarm went off. I got up. I said to hubby, "It's time to get up." He ignored me.

I got dressed and said, "It's time to get up." He ignored me again. I started a load of laundry and got the kids up, then told him again, "It's time to get up." I stood in the doorway and waited. He ignored me.

I walked to my nightstand and picked up my empty water glass and held it menacingly in the air. "I'd get up if I were you." Thinking there was water in the glass, he stirred and started to get up.

"If you throw water on me, I'll be forced to break your pinkie toe." He got up, I didn't throw water on him and he didn't break my pinkie toe.

Later that day, as I ran to answer the door, my left pinkie toe was violently stubbed against the corner of the couch. The nail was ripped almost off and judging by the look and feel of it, I'd have to say it's probably broken.

It hurts.

Why couldn't he have said, "If you throw water on me, I'll have to have housekeepers show up at the front door."


Edonna said...

I'm sorry. I'm laughing. But it hurts, I know. Am still sore from dropping a frozen ham steak on my toe. And I didn't even threaten anyone.

Tawnie J said...

What in the world! That's funny. But I'm not laughing. IT's sad.
I'm so sorry. Funny.
Lov eyou.

Kristi said...

I AM laughing. Who says, "...I'll break your pinkie toe" to his wife?

Very sorry about your pain and suffering on the toe.