Post # 47
When I try and explain the similarities between wanting a marriage and wanting a career, his reason on why it’s different is that ‘a career only affects one person’ – a marriage affects two.
So I told him that if I wanted to, I could demand that he takes another job where he doesn’t travel, work weekends or long hours. But I don’t, because I know how important it is to him and I’m not a mean person!
Just because only one person works in that specific job, doesn’t mean that it doesn’t affect the other person.
I think after that he got my point, lol.
Post # 48
I can tell you right now, this is what SO is doing. Which is why I’m on the wait list. lol
Waiting for waiting.
Post # 49
My SO is waiting for me to get my sh*t together so this doesn’t quite work for us…. he thinks I’ll never agree to it, which might be true as I hate hate hate being tied down to things (i.e. cities, jobs, etc).
Post # 50
So I had a very impatient waiting day yesterday, and this morning I sent this story of “Bob” to SO with an explanation that the point is just to illustrate why I sometimes get in a funk, it’s just a weird/uncomfortable place to be at – the unknown, and that if the future boss would just give Bob a timeframe (ie. you’ll have your answer by May) then maybe he would relax a little about when they’ll call him back.
haha, I’m not subtle.
This is the response I get from SO:
“I understand how you feel babe, I always did. I just don’t want to give you a definitive time cuz I think you should be surprised a little! But, does that mean that I’m “the boss” in this case? Lol.”
Ugh, he can be so frustrating yet cute at the same time!!
So I responded that he is the Boss of this particular thing, and can’t he help me out a little? “You can tell me a longer time, don’t tell me when….”
so he responded:
“Lol, hopefully within the next couple months”
Whoooohoooo! Finally some sort of confirmation from him! I think I’ll be able to cool it until then knowing that it’s not too far off ;o)
Post # 51
@MsYankee: I hadn’t seen this “Bob” story – thanks for resurrecting, really hilarious! And congrats on the timeline! Waiting should be that much easier for you now 🙂
Post # 52
I think this is a portrayal men will understand better!
Post # 54
It’s cute! Thanks for sharing it with us. i know with my SO he definitely wants that job security.
Post # 55
@authentic: LOVE it!
Would it be passive aggressive for me to send this to my SO? 😛
Post # 56
@MsYankee: AWESOME! Thank you Bob!
Post # 56
Hey everyone… I know this thread hasn’t been posted on in a while but I just wanted to say thanks again for all your lovely comments, I’m glad you all enjoyed what I wrote way back when.
I took a hiatus from the boards [still not engaged and sadly lost my #5 spot on the Waiting List while I was gone], but it’s nice to come back and read all of your replies! 🙂
Sending positive vibes out to everyone, hope we all get our ‘dream jobs’ soon!!