Beware of the Taper Brat

by Carilyn on December 6, 2012

Dinner Last Night:

Hubz:  What’s for dinner?

Me:  Brats, gnocchi and fruit salad.

Hubz:  Yum! Wait, these aren’t brats.

Me:  What do you mean? Of course they’re brats.

Hubz:  No, they’re hot dogs.

Me:  They are brats. Look at the package.

Hubz:  I don’t care what the package says, they look like hot dogs. They taste like hot dogs.

Me:  Fine. Then we’re having hot dogs, gnocchi and fruit salad.

Hubz:  But gnocchi doesn’t go with hot dogs.

Me:  You do remember I’m tapering, right?

Hubz:  Oh. Yeah. These brats are delicious. Especially with the gnocchi.

 

Happy Running!

 

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Kirstin C (@ultrarunnergirl) December 6, 2012 at 10:17 am

HA!! Thank you for that laugh. Reminds me of this joke my husband found hilarious:

DANGEROUS: What’s for dinner?
SAFER: Can I help you with dinner?
SAFEST: Where would you like to go for dinner?
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some wine.

DANGEROUS: Are you wearing that?
SAFER: Gee, you look good in brown.
SAFEST: WOW! Look at you!
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: What are you so worked up about?
SAFER: Could we be overreacting?
SAFEST: Here’s fifty dollars.
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some wine.

DANGEROUS: Should you be eating that?
SAFER: You know, there are a lot of apples left.
SAFEST: Can I get you a glass of wine with that?
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some chocolate.

DANGEROUS: What did you do all day?
SAFER: I hope you didn’t overdo it today.
SAFEST: I’ve always loved you in that robe!
ULTRASAFE: Here, have some more wine.

Marcia December 6, 2012 at 10:46 am

Wahahaha! Your hubz is very wise!

Carilyn December 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

Yes, he’s finally figured out that “yes” is the safest word during a taper!

Carilyn December 6, 2012 at 10:53 am

Love it, Kirstin!

Kate December 6, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Even having read this, I still can’t help reading the title as Taper BRAT (short /a/), which I think might be an equally appropriate warning for your husband. :)

Carilyn December 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Yes, I was definitely going for the double entendre:). Cuz Hubz definitely thinks I’m a brat!

Char December 6, 2012 at 6:36 pm

He’s finally learning. How many years did it take him? I just need some hope because we’re coming up to our 27th anniversary and my husband is still clueless.

Carilyn December 7, 2012 at 8:58 am

It took a very long time, Char! :)

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