I started thinking about The Coach's (very few) annoying habits.
No Middle Ground - I have asked him before if he could maybe develop some mid level reactions. Right now we get either 0 or 10. Kill the dog? Drop a candy bar? It gets the same initial reaction from The Coach. (Hypothetically speaking....we have never killed the dog to test this theory, but there was a guinea pig incident.)
Asks One Million Questions - He is a thorough person and that is a good thing. In the process of being thorough though he asks 3,398 questions. If I do not know the answer he asks the same question over and over worded differently as if that will make me know the answer. Probably this wouldn't bother me so much if his son had not genetically inherited the trait. He peppers me with a constant barrage of questions on a daily basis causing me to lose patience with questions in general.
Magazine Placement - I am not a good housekeeper and I do not care. However I hate to have items lying around on tables and counters. For some reason The Coach insists on fanning his Sports Illustrated out on our entry way table as if our living room were a dentist's waiting room.
I was having immense fun amusing myself, drinking my coffee, and mulling over The Coach's annoying traits when a thought slammed into my brain, "What annoying trait would The Coach want to rid me of?"
Gasp. It occurred to me I may have annoying traits.
Morning Person - I start talking to The Coach the second he rolls out of bed and when he doesn't chatter back at me I am assume he is mad. Maybe more annoying than the fact that I am so sparky at 5:30 am is the fact that after five years I can never remember that he will not really be awake until around 9:00 am. Conversely I cannot usually keep my eyes open past 9:30 pm, yet I force him to go to bed with me.
Only Caring about Where the Magazines Are - Our house is not the pig sty is used to be, but The Coach would definitely like it a little cleaner. Contrastingly I am more concerned with
After that it is probably a tie between my pajamas, bad breath, training complaints, and forgetfulness.
It is a good thing I can cook.
What annoying trait would you erase of your spouse's?
And the more difficult question....What annoying trait would your spouse eliminate of yours?