I’m posting this because I think the conversation I had with my boyfriend last night was just plain weird. And it left me laughing so hard, my side hurt.
He was away for the weekend (he’s coming back today :)). Since we talk to each other on the phone every night, I asked him to call me, and he had no problem with that. I, however, made the (apparent) mistake of asking him at what time he’d call. Now, I didn’t think this was too unreasonable, because he knew his weekend schedule better than I did, and I like to be able to know when to leave the phone line free for him to get through. So for last night, he had said he’d call between 8 and 10pm. He calls at 12:45. So I’m a bit upset, cuz he did the same thing to me two days before. I won’t get into any details, but the conversation ended up with the following:
Him: Why don’t you give me a time, and I’ll call you then?
Me: Because I don’t know when you’re free. You’ve got a whole bunch of activities going, and I’d rather you call when you have time, instead of in the middle of something.
Him: You’re putting all the responisbility on me!
Me: How? You know when you’re free. You know when I’m free. I don’t know when you’re free. It makes sense for you to tell me!
Him: But if you gave me a time, I’d be sure to call you!
Me: How is that any different from you giving me a time? Either way, it becomes expected that a phone call will be made at that time!
Anyways, this continued for a little while, with the eventual conclusion, that next time, I’ll TELL him to call be between 8 and 10, rather than him saying “I’m free between 8 and 10, I’ll call you then.” But I know that next time, he’ll tell me I’m demanding for telling him when to call me!
I just don’t see that there’s any difference, whether I set a time, or he does. I mean, 2+3 and 3+2 both equal 5, right? Or did I miss the math class where that turned out not to be true?
[sub]Ok, this was funnier to me last night, but I’m still gonna post it![/sub]