Mars, Venus or Italy?

I’m sure most of my readers will be able to relate and chuckle at the following scene. I often wonder if it is really a language barrier or a gender issue? And the conversation went something like this…

“Hi babe, I just finished work, do you wanna grab a pizza for dinner?”

“Sure, where are you? I’ll pick you up at the bus stop”

“I’m downtown, oh wait, I see a bus, I’m going to run for it. Okay, I’m on, I’ll be there in 10 minutes.”

“Okay, ciao.”

10 minutes later…

No husband, tap, tap, tap…text message, ‘sono qui’ ‘I’m here’

Another 10 minutes, strange men are slowing down and staring at me…

To myself: “Damn, why did I wear a dress today? I’m so hungry I could chew someone’s arm off and it’s cold out! By the way, where the heck is my husband?”

Ring, ring…


“Yeah, hi, it’s me, I’ve been waiting for you at the bus stop for 10 minutes. Where are you?”

“I’m at home, waiting for you to tell me when you are on your way.”

“Grrrr, @#!”

20 minutes and 3 pizza restaurants later (I always get cravings for pizza on Monday’s and forget that most of them are closed). We finally settle in, order pizza and I down a Corona on an empty stomach…ahhhh, I feel much better now : )


About lmarmstrong66

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1 Response to Mars, Venus or Italy?

  1. I think you’ll find the correct term for that malady is Manitus aggravated by the co-morbid condition Italiangeezeritus.

    I am married to a fellow suffer.

    I feel your pain.

    As does he …when I throw my phone at him when he eventually shows up an hour late having managed to confuse both of us roundly.

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