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Things That Husbands Wish Their Wives Understood

Updated on March 12, 2012

A Married Man's Point of View

If you ask us “How do I look?” don’t expect an honest answer. You look fine.

Don't cut your hair. But if you have long hair, wear a hair net while making dinner. I don't mind your hair in my mouth, but there is a time and place for everything.

“Special days” like birthdays, Valentine’s Day and anniversaries are regular days to us. We celebrate them with you to keep from getting screamed at.

Guys don’t “shop”. They go in the store, buy what they need and then they get the hell out.

Anything you wear is fine. Really.

Your brothers are idiots, especially the gay one. If I take one of them hunting with me, don’t expect him to come back.

Ask for what you want. Subtle hints don't work. I'm not a mindreader.

Use a paper towel or a rag to clean the inside of the windshield, not your bare hand.

The stop sign on the corner is there for a reason.

You have to stop completely before you turn right at a red light.

Don’t rev the engine up to 8000 rpm’s when you are “warming up” the car on a snowy morning.

“Yeah” means yes. “Yeah, yeah, yeah…” means “shut up I’m trying to watch this show”.

Whenever possible, please say whatever you have to say during commercials.

“Rolling stops” are not legal.

Just because the sign says “92” doesn’t mean that’s the speed limit. It might be the route number.

Yes and No are perfectly acceptable answers.

Anything I said 6 or 8 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. All comments become null and void after 24 hours. 

Don't rub the lamp if you don't want the genie to come out.

I’m not losing my memory. My brain just doesn’t remember things that I’m not interested in.

Don’t ask me what the single most stressful thing in my life is. You won’t like the answer.

If I am unusually quiet, it is because speaking my mind will only lead to an argument that I can’t win.

The way you made your point the first time was sufficient. You don’t have to keep saying the same thing over and over again in a different way each time.

If I know for a fact that you’re wrong, it’s not worth arguing over it to prove that I’m right. I’ll just agree with you and live with the quiet satisfaction of knowing the truth.

Just because you don’t want to drink doesn’t mean that I don’t want to drink.

Just because you found a bottle of Tequila in my tool box doesn’t mean it’s mine. It is purely circumstantial.

A Malibu is not a sports car. Don’t drive it like one.

Planting everyone’s face into the dashboard isn’t worth saving a squirrel’s life.

I really don’t care what Dr. Phil or Dr. Oz said. But if you have to tell me anyway, don’t wait until the last 7 minutes of “Harry’s Law” to talk about it.

We live on “Morningwood Drive”. Deal with it.

The kitchen stove is not a space heater.

You don’t need to keep the heat in our bedroom at 90 degrees year round.

Say what you really mean. I am not a mind reader.

You don’t have to print everything you read on the Internet.

Only click “print” once. We don’t need 9 copies of what Dr. Oz said yesterday.

The best place to store the can of heating fuel is not next to the furnace.

Dry erase markers are not for addressing packages.

Copyright 2012 by Del Banks


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    • msorensson profile image


      7 years ago

      Wow.I love it..Thanks

    • badegg profile imageAUTHOR

      Del Banks 

      7 years ago from Southern Blue Ridge Mountains

      Ha! I'm glad that you enjoyed it, Mary. It was meant purely in fun!

    • Mary Stuart profile image


      7 years ago from Washington

      Ha! Ha! Ha! I laughed through this one. I saw myself in some and saw my Exie in others. He is all over the driving traits. Me? I expected him to be a mind reader. There was plenty of reading material available. :)

      Thanks for the laughs!

    • badegg profile imageAUTHOR

      Del Banks 

      7 years ago from Southern Blue Ridge Mountains

      Thanks! Of course this didn't pertain to you!! :)

    • dotty1 profile image


      7 years ago from In my world

      Oh I loved this hehehe you men are so funny trying to come up with things that us women do?? good job and you made me smile :) because I was amused that is, because your hub was funny. Not, you understand, because I can recall actually doing any of the above :)

    • teaches12345 profile image

      Dianna Mendez 

      7 years ago

      What a hoot! I had a smile on my face the whole time while reading this hub. Although, some of these were actually my husand's traits. Does your wife know you wrote this? (just kidding). Thanks for sharing, I may become the best wife in the world after reading this!

    • badegg profile imageAUTHOR

      Del Banks 

      7 years ago from Southern Blue Ridge Mountains

      Thanks Soprano! Like I said, I was not out to offend anyone! Thanks for reading!

    • SopranoRocks profile image


      7 years ago from Upper Peninsula, Michigan, USA

      That is hilarious in every way! This HUB was one of the first I read today and what a great way to wake up laughing!

      I figure some women will be all upset which is silly when most of it is true in general. I am a woman and I do think many women tend to turn into nag monsters when bored in a marriage. Not saying men are saints and feel free to attack, ladies. Great HUB - says it like it is!

    • badegg profile imageAUTHOR

      Del Banks 

      7 years ago from Southern Blue Ridge Mountains was all meant in humor, with an inspiration of truthful experience behind. Thanks for the kind cmpliments!

    • Sparklea profile image


      7 years ago from Upstate New York

      Whether or not you are being serious or humorous, I think the above was a riot. Being a female AND a wife, I have to admit, with some of the things you wrote, I DO understand where you are coming from. Very UNIQUE and interesting hub. Blessings, Sparklea :) PS: Here's an admission: I DO BRAKE FOR SQUIRRELS!

    • badegg profile imageAUTHOR

      Del Banks 

      7 years ago from Southern Blue Ridge Mountains

      I'm glad that you enjoyed it, Art. Thanks for commenting.

    • Artin2010 profile image

      Art Wartenbe 

      7 years ago from Northwestern Florida, Gulfcoast

      Great idea! badegg, it's true we do live on Morningwood Dr. no matter what the street sign may Great hub, thanks. Art

    • badegg profile imageAUTHOR

      Del Banks 

      7 years ago from Southern Blue Ridge Mountains

      Ha Ha! Thanks, Fordie! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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      7 years ago

      I'm so tempted to put up at % agreement figure. Just wouldn't want the wife to see it!

      I'll just "live with the quiet satisfaction of knowing the truth."


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