My husband and I are very different.
Where he is pragmatic, I can be irascible.
He is annoyingly stoic, I am perilously temperamental.
He is a hopeless romantic, I can’t remember birthday or anniversary dates.
I love seafood, he doesn’t want to eat anything that swims in its own pee.
I’ve started leaning politically toward the left, he remains a reasonable conservative.
I’m a little bit rock and roll, he’s a little bit cool jazz.
Our differences were never more evident than one day earlier this week.
Typically, I don’t have to set an alarm to wake up on time. My circadian rhythm usually gets me up around 5 a.m. I’m not a happy morning person, but I am productive. Most days, I can get my household tasks finished before my menfolk leave for work.
The Mister is supposed to get up early for work, but he is not a willing, nor cooperative morning person. It can take an hour or more to finally get him coherent and ambulatory
So, this one day, I had an appointment and had to get up early-ish to make it to my destination on time. My Mister’s alarm and mine chimed at the same moment.
From his side of the bed, I heard a duck quacking. From mine, he heard the opening riff of “Enter Sandman” … cranked to 11.
“Our similarities bring us to a common ground; Our differences allow us to be fascinated by each other,” Tom Robbins
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What to do:
Using “common” for inspiration, write 100 Words – 100 exactly – no more, no less. You can either use the word – or any form of the word – as one of your 100, or it can be implied. Include a link in your post back here, and add your story to the Mister Linky list. If you don’t have a blog, you can leave your submission in the comment section, or as a Facebook status post. Remember to keep spreading the love with supportive comments for your fellow Wordsters.