Now, not the REAL spousal abuse. That’s a very serious subject, that I’m not intending to poke fun of. But “Taking your spouse WAY out of their comfort zone” was too long for the subject line.
So, a couple of weeks ago I was at the bank and from across the room, I spied a poster that had, among other things, Hello Kitty debit cards on it. “Ask your associate how you can get one today,” the poster said. Oh, believe me, I asked. I’m a total sucker for the Hello Kitty marketing machine. I have a Hello Kitty toaster, for goodness’ sakes! Of course I wanted a Hello Kitty debit card.
And just for the asking, it was mine. I got it in the mail about a week ago, and I’ve been gleefully using it ever since. But then, yesterday came and I got a surprise. The bank had sent Mr. Ivy a Hello Kitty debit card, too. Uhm. Uh oh.
Mr. Ivy is not a fan of Hello Kitty. He’ll eat Hello Kitty toast, but there’s no way he’ll use a Hello Kitty debit card. I called the bank to make sure he didn’t HAVE to use it, since his debit card is nice and plain with no pink cuteness. “He’ll have to call in and order another debit card,” they told me.
Fortunately, he can use his current debit card until the new one gets here, but he about had a coronary when I told him about the Hello Kitty debit card. “This is spousal abuse!” he joked. “I’ll watch Project Runway with you, I’ll even eat Hello Kitty toast. But a Hello Kitty debit card is just going too far.”
So, Home Eccers, that begs the question: what have you done to take your spouse way out of their comfort zone? What spousal “abuse” have you committed recently?