The Bride of the First House (bride) wrote,
The Bride of the First House

Redefining "Public"

weather: partially sunny
outside: 15°C
mood: giggly
Do you feel comfortable in public with no shirt on?

I saw this question in a survey and thought "Uh, no." But it reminded me of how userinfoHusband Guy and I re-define "public" in different ways just to get each other. It's one of our ongoing ThingsTheHusbandAndIArgueAbout.Com fights. =D

It started out when I forgot to close the door on him taking a nap one hot summer. He play-yelled at me for leaving the door open so that "everyone" could see him sleeping naked. I yelled back between laughter that there was no one else in the house to constitute "a public".

It turns out, according to him, that the bedroom gets re-zoned as "public" territory as soon as the door is opened because it then is conjoined with the hallway which is definitely as public as the sidewalk in front of the house. When you live with other people in the house, I guess that's the way it is.

Some months later, I was changing in the bedroom, he walked in on me half naked. Silliness ensued:

Him: "What do you think you're doing, stripping in public?!"
Me: "I'm not in public! The door was closed."
Him: "If there are two or more people in any room in this house, it's considered public."

And it's just gotten worse from there. The next time he was in the washroom, I walked in and exclaimed my dismay at him peeing in public.

Tags: husband guy

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