Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Serious Paranoia

So I was sitting there tonight, just wanting to close my eyes and let sleep overcome me. Unfortunately, I had several things to do. I needed to put a few things away, brush my teeth, etc. But I wasn't moving.
I looked over at Tyler and said, "I have a problem. I need to move but I am not motivated." He said, "What do you want me to do about it?" I didn't really have an answer so I didn't say anything for a moment. Then I looked over and I saw him staring at the ceiling above me. It was exactly that kind of look you get when you see a spider slowly descending on a strand of web. "Tyler," I said, my voice rising just a little. "What are you looking at?"
No response.
"Tyler, do you see a spider?" (I don't actually look up myself because I don't want to see how close the spider might be)
Still no response as he stares at the ceiling.
I start to edge away from my spot on the bed slowly so as not to disturb whatever may be lurking above and I say, "Tyler, really, what are you..." and then it dawns on me like some dummy that I apparently am. He wasn't looking at anything. He was pretending to see a spider because he thought it would motivate me. I can't believe I fell for it and only moments after I had prompted him. I am so gullible and apparently really afraid of spiders. So, I learned what motivates me today and I really hope that Tyler doesn't feel the need to use this method often. I feel like I lose several years of my life in fright each time. I have to give him serious genius marks for thinking up something so quickly that would motivate me. Very mean, but pure genius. Ask me sometime about the spider/vacuum story. I can't retell it here because it disturbs me so. Better yet, ask while Tyler is around; he never fails to laugh when I bring it up again.

7 comments:

Vieve! said...

I gotta give Tyler some props! Thats a genius way to get someone out of their seat!

Desmama said...

That is really funny. Clever idea!

Deanne said...

So funny! The Raging Stallion has so many talents...being willing to be photographed partially nude in a face mask AND thinking up a clever (yet scary) way to motivate his wife on such short notice. What's next? I just might use that one if Darin was at all scared of spiders!

denise said...

Love this story - it had me rolling with laughter. I too am scared of spiders. I'm sure it would have gotten my booty out of bed too.

Michelle said...

I started to get scared for you!! Oh, I can imagine how HUGE that spider 'could' have been!!!

Hot Chocolate said...

Ha! That really was quick thinking! Well done Tyler.

Ker said...

LOL I mean freaking LOL