Guest Photo: Boyfriend Takes Charge of the Garbage

Hi, I love this photo. It makes me feel better about my life. Sent from a nice girl in Washington, DC. Her boyfriend is “taking charge” of emptying the trash, and this photo proves it.

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Does this photo make me feel good because my husband is good about emptying the garbage? Oh please. No. This photo makes me feel good that I have overcome the desire to ask him to do anything around the house ever. I know he’s not going to do it. There’s no point in asking, cursing, screaming, or even bringing it up. Granted, it took me about 5 years of time and lots of emotional turmoil, plus many sad days, and a few marriage counselors to learn this little trick of the trade (the “trade” being my marriage. Ha ha, good one! Get it? Trade easy life for life of taking out other peoples’ trash). Some guys learn. Mine doesn’t. Unless it has to do with software.

I’m not saying her boyfriend will never help. I’ve seen it happen–just not to me. So, um, I’m just saying that I’ll, um, keep you posted on any progress reports in the coming … uh…days.

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