Monday, February 11, 2008

The Problem With Euphemisms

Last night before bed John looked at me and said “You have your friend?”

I looked around me, assuming that he meant that one of the cats. Seeing no cats I turned my head towards him and articulately stated “huh?”

“Your Aunt Flow is here to visit?”


“Your period. Do you have your period?”

“Ohhhhhh. Yeah. Yeah. I do.”

He had noticed that I was wearing underwear to bed, and through his mighty powers of deductive reasoning he realized I must have my period. And through our excellent relationship-building communications I had no clue what he was saying…

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