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Opposites attract…

We have all heard it before. A 2009 study kind of ruled that out by showing that people actually look for like minded partners. Well, I am here to re-establish the truth: opposites attract. I don’t need science or study to know that. Because I live it every day! My husband and I are complete opposites!

For starters, he is English and I am French – that means that his great great great great great great great grandfather used to invade my country waving two fingers (English people are so rude) at my  great great great great great great great grandfather whose sole mission was to catch him and cut the said fingers. At least, that’s my version. My husband is under the impression that my ancestor was the one attacking his ancestor. Obviously, he has been taught the wrong version…

Regardless of who started this, the fact of the matter is that England and France have a loooonnnng history of wars. They fought about religion, politics, what side of the road to drive on. They even fought about where the Greenwich meridian should be! (I have to say that Paris meridian has a ring to it…). I wish that back then they would have known the expression, “Agree to disagree”…

With that kind of baggage, I don’t think our ancestors are really impressed with us…

Secondly, Stuart has the patience of a saint and I have none. Zero. Totally non-existent on my part. I don’t understand patience at all. I think there is something wrong with patient people. It’s just not normal!!! You might be the kind of person who lives by sayings like, “Patience is a virtue”, or “Good things come to those who wait”. Me, I am more of a believer in “Intuition is a suspension of logic due to impatience” (Rita Mae Brown ) So I don’t wait for anything, ever. It has gone worse ever since I’ve had kids. Before, when I used to go to a restaurant, I had this 20 minute rule: if the waiter took more than 20 minutes to come to my table, or if the food did not arrive within 20 minutes of ordering, I would just leave. (yes, I was one of those…) Nowadays, I still go by the same rule. I just amended it a little: everything has to happen WITHIN 20 minutes. In the same restaurant, I now order the food and the check while I am being walked to my table. We eat the meal and dessert at the same time. I don’t think I even take the kids’ coats off…

My husband also exercises like a maniac while I keep putting it off. Every night, no matter how tired or busy he is, he will get on his bike (literally and figuratively) and goes at the speed of light to…. well, to nowhere. During that time, I sit on the sofa and blog while eating candies. I get to nowhere just about as fast, but with less sweat and effort. I am a very practical woman, what can I say? The shortest road from A to A is to not budge!

He has got a whole bunch of nice qualities that I can only envy: he is the king of compromises, he is very organized, he is calm.  The list goes on… I am the exact opposite of all that: stubborn, all over the place, pretty excitable. And despite all that, every day he still feels lucky to be with me!! It’s ok, I can write that, my husband does not read my blog so he won’t deny it… So TAKE THAT 2009 study!!!

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