Sunday, March 30, 2008

You Know You're An Airhead When...


I never knew I was an airhead until I met my husband. Since I was only 22 when that happened, I really didn't have THAT much time to figure it out. The way he makes it sound, he saved me from a fate worse than death by gracing me with his logic.

But it never ceases to annoy me when, no matter how I try to convince myself otherwise, my airhead status is reaffirmed to me. I try so hard to change his mind but then I do something that not only solidifies his belief system but also starts to make me think that perhaps he's right. Here's a couple of instances.

Recently an on-ramp to the freeway was closed. It was one I used frequently. I kept driving over there and then having to go completely out of my way to get on the freeway because it was still closed. I mentioned it to DH because it was driving me nuts. He got this look on his face and I knew I was in trouble. He said, "That on-ramp hasn't been closed. You just have to turn left and they've created a temporary ramp." Keep in mind I went over there probably once a week for like 4 months and NEVER saw that stinking sign that made it clear that you could still get on the freeway! Duh!

Today, when I got home I unpacked everything/everyone from the car and went inside. I put everything away and started onto my next task. Before long, DH said, "Is your car still on?" I said "no" and he said "well, then why are your windshield wipers still on?" Sure enough, I had left that sucker running in the driveway for like 1/2 an hour.

My chances of redeeming myself are running out.

12 backward glances:

Karen said...

You are probably not an airhead. You have so many things to be responsible for that it is hard to keep simple things straight. Don't be hard on yourself.

Katie said...

Well I locked my keys in my care with it still running yesterday at Winegars!

Tara said...

tee hee... that is so something I would have done!

Amy said...

karen: you're new here! at least this is your first comment I think! thanks for dropping by! and you're so nice - perhaps i have a lot to be responsible for but DH still manages to not embarrass himself too much and he has a lot going on too. at least i've never caught him at it, lol! thanks for the encouragement!

katie: that's a real trick and i know since we drive the same kind of car!

tara: well, at least we're not alone then!

Childsplayx2 said...

So Funny!

Anytime I try to point out something my wife does that seems a little airheadedness she steadfastly refuses to admit she was wrong.

At least you recognize!

Amy said...

ChildsPlay: yeah, like "ha whatever, i meant to leave the car running in the driveway!" i wonder what response i'd get out of that! lol

Bob O said...

That's pretty funny. Here's another way to know ur an airhead...

When I was in highschool..REO Speedwagon was top of the charts (Am I giving away my age decade?). In any case, "REO Speedwagon" was scribbled on my notebook. One night at dinner my mother asked me.."What is Red Wagon Speed?" This is also during the 80's when everyone was a speed freak..so..naturally, she thought this was a reference to drugs. When I explained who REO Speedwagon was..and relieved her that I wasn't doing drugs (snicker)..I called her an airhead..her response? "I'm not an arrow head!"

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Christy said...

I agree with Karen, don't be too hard on yourself. We ALL, men included, have our moments. With as much as women multi task and how much info is being processed, sorted through, and organized in our heads at any given time we, for the most part, could never truly be airheads. Sometimes some of the obvious things slip through the cracks but you've got the important ones under control. I don't think you're an airhead. Not from what I have seen, anyway.

Amy said...

bob: Red Wagon Speed? That's hilarious - and then she associated it with drugs! That'll be me someday, I promise!

christy: true. if you could see all the stuff zooming around in my head at any given time, i guess it would be easy to see why i leave the car running or forget to turn off the water in the tub or whatever...

Lightening said...

ROFLOL. You did well to hide it until you were 22. My friends were calling me "airhead" (well, some called me "Lightning" too) by the time I was 14. :)

My DH's advice to me? If you didn't open your mouth so much and tell people what you've done, they wouldn't know you're an airhead. ROFLOL. But it's tooooo funny NOT to share. Besides, we gotta laugh at ourselves yeah?

Jolene said...

Don't mean to laugh at your expense, but thank you so much for allowing us a laugh at your expense!
lmao!