FoxTrot Classics by Bill Amend for September 09, 2009

  1. But eo
    Rakkav  over 13 years ago

    And I can be so naive sometimes. How does his day and Quincy’s barf relate to each other? I’m missing something here.

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    emmapeelfan  over 13 years ago

    He’s obviously had a spectacularly wonderful day. She, not so much (as evidenced by Quincy throwing up on the couch AGAIN), so she really, REALLY doesn’t want to hear him brag about what a great day he had when hers was so lousy.

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  3. But eo
    Rakkav  over 13 years ago

    Ah. Thanks, emmapeelfan. But I react exactly the opposite way, at least with someone of related temperament: his or her good day makes my bad day more tolerable. Since the Foxes seem excited by such totally different things, maybe this goes deeper than Quincy’s vomitus…

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    Mephistopheles  over 13 years ago

    I have to empathize with Mr. Fox. I have the same problem with my wife. She takes every little bump in the road on her job as an excuse to wallow in self pity and be grumpy for the whole evening and sometimes the next day.

    Even when I’ve had a bad day at work I try to come home, be cheerful and engage in activities with my family. That’s not being Pollyanna, but just being considerate of others.

    I don’t care what kind of day I’ve had, if one of my family members is excited about what happened to them today I at least try to be courteous and hear their story and give them the high five or clap on the shoulder they are looking for.

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    tonytiger29  over 13 years ago

    Kevin, i can sympathize. i had the same kind of marriage. note the use of the word “had”. you can never make someone happy who likes to wallow in the misery.

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    kab2rb  over 13 years ago

    At least your spouse is working. Good or bad days. My husband no longer has either retired. Me I am trying for full time not successful. I’m only pt try to work like ft.

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    Donna Haag  over 13 years ago

    When I have a bad day at work, I go home and kill zombies on the video game. each one I name after a customer or coworker.

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    butch1942  over 13 years ago

    The secret to a good marriage,empathy for your spouse

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    ExpectingTheUnexpected  over 13 years ago

    When I’m in a bad mood, I say something like, “I’m gonna be in my room for a while, please leave me alone” or something similar, then read, draw, daydream, stare at the ceiling or do my homework, and get over it. Usually, though, it’s because I’m mad at someone, not from a bad day.

    I abosolutely HATE it when people wallow in their misery, or, even worse, dramatize every little bitty thing. They rant about every problem they’ve had their entire life, about how they never get anything their way after one time of not getting what they want , and so on. There are better ways to let people know something’s wrong, such as joking about it, not imposing the bad mood on other’s if possible, and not saying anything about what’s wrong unless asked.

    Sorry, I really had to rant about that. I’ve just returned to high school, otherwise known as The Hub of a Million Dramas, and have yet to adjust. I know that all of you probably know what I’m talking about. ;P

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