Hey Mr Huffy Pants


Yesterday was a good day, or so I thought. I got loads done, stuff was sorted, I was on fire! Not literally, that would suck eggs. But last night I was faced with the biggest huff-muffin you have ever seen, manifested in the form of my partner, just because he was hungry and I didn’t buy him the filter he wanted for a fish tank that I didn’t want, with my money. Yes, my partner threw his toys out of the pram and I was made to deal with his drama.

I’m sure you are wondering what the feck I’m talking about, filters and huffiness. Well, it’s cold in Northern Ireland so I got the kids new winter coats, new gloves, my son needed new shoes because he had kicked the toes out of his trainers, you know, the usual winter stuff. My partner decided the other week he was going to get a new fish tank for the living room, for what reason I don’t know. He doesn’t bother with the one in the bedroom so why he wants another one is beyond me. Anyway, his boss was selling a big tank with all the trimmings, just no fish. When he got it home and set it up, the filter pump thingy was broken. So, what’s the big deal? Just get a new one, right? Wrong! The replacement filter pump bedoober is £40.

Now, I’m not complaining about my hubby-to-be, generally we see eye to eye on things but having a bitch fit over something as stupid as a filter for a fish tank is unacceptable in my book. I’m no angel myself with my temper but at least when something is annoying me, I at the very least give a warning. “My horomones are crazy today! LEAVE! RUN!” or something to that effect. Plus I had already told him I would get to it, just not at that second in time. The thing is that the kids actually needed my stuff, to put it off any longer would have been a mild form of child abuse, there was no urgency on the filter other than he wanted it now. I was planning on getting it later in the week but that wasn’t good enough for him.

In the end, I fed him, he said he was sorry, and I went about my life as normal. I’m sure there is a lesson in here somewhere but I don’t know what it is. Don’t let a man go hungry? Tell him stuff he doesn’t want to hear on a full stomach so it won’t annoy him as much? I did get him the filter today. I also had to set it up, test water levels and do all the things he said he would do. Oh, I know what the lesson is, just leave them to it or you will have to do it all!

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