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Wednesday August 5, 2009 2:27 pm

Who do you treat better: your boss or your spouse?

My immediate, indignant response: “Of course not! I’d stop jogging and ask if I could call back in a minute or two, once I was back inside and they could hear better.”

Which begs the question: Why didn’t I pay my husband the same courtesy?

I felt a little guilty about this. But then later that night, after my husband let out a particularly gruesome belch, I snapped, “I know you can hold that in. I mean, you wouldn’t do that in front of customers, would you? Or your boss?” He grinned in admission.

So, I know, I know—everyone wants to relax when they get home, let the polite facade slip right off. And if spouses or significant others can’t be real with each other, well, when can they be real? But just the same, I think it’s a good little reminder to do better with the little things we tend to neglect when we get comfortable.

By the way, these anecdotes aside, my husband I really are quite a nice couple. smile

What about you? What common niceties do you find yourself ignoring when you’re with your significant other, and vice versa?

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