I Hate Your Couch But Won't Tell You

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Property Manager with HomePointe Property Management, CRMC 00691121

My wife has a best friend.  She and the best friend spend a lot of time together shopping and analysing their various relationships with family and friends. 

It is amazing to me because all my friends have a purpose.  I have basketball friends, golf friends, and work friends.  But no, sit down and talk about our lives friends.

So my wife tells me that she does not like her friends choice of couches.  In fact, she thinks it is ugly.  I asked her what she told her.  She told her that she likes the couch.  I told my wife, you should tell her the truth!

So she says to me, well, I like it, but do not love it.  If I really liked it, I would tell her I love it.

I guess we all have to live politically correct these days.

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Robert A. Machado, CPM, MPM

HomePointe Property Management

Sacramento, Yolo, El Dorado, and Placer Counties

We manage residential and commercial property.

916-429-1205 x 105

rmachado@HomePointe.com

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Rainer
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Jody Lautenbach
Century 21 Premier Associates - Pella, IA

Sometimes we have to keep peace!  Not always appropriate to speak what we really feel. Find something else to comment about. It's a game.

Mar 18, 2010 07:32 AM #1
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Wendi Milinkov
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I live in a house full of men...and there are definitely differences in the way women communicate with women and men communicate with men. Funny blog-thanks for sharing. :-)

Mar 18, 2010 07:40 AM #2
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Hope MacManus
Home Finders SVC Real Estate, Florence, OR - Florence, OR

You're from Mars.  I'm from Venus. 

Mar 18, 2010 07:45 AM #3
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Michelle Francis
Tim Francis Realty LLC - Atlanta, GA
Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease

Robert, 

You do realize men and women speak different languages.  You'll never understand the couch thing, but hey you seem like a good guy.  

The good news, is that it really doesn't matter if your wife's good friends couch is ugly and if your wife tells her.  

All the best, Michelle

Mar 18, 2010 02:02 PM #4
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Shanna Hall
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Thanks for the laugh!  There are times when I communicate with my friends like that too;)

Mar 18, 2010 02:20 PM #5
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Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Robert ~ Nothing new about the little white lie. You pick your battles.

Liz

Mar 18, 2010 03:50 PM #6
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Robert Machado
HomePointe Property Management, CRMC - Sacramento, CA
CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management

Rick and all ladies, thanks for your comments.  I get how women are v. men.  It just amuses me.

Mar 19, 2010 04:22 AM #8
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Jeff Dugan
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Ridley Township, PA

Won't even try to understand the way women work. Like my Dad always said just keep nodding and they leave ya alone.

Mar 19, 2010 12:34 PM #9
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Robert Machado
HomePointe Property Management, CRMC - Sacramento, CA
CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management

Jeff,  You do have to respond somewhat intelligently once in a while.  That is the hard part.

Mar 20, 2010 07:32 PM #10
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Robert - The ole "couch" question falls into the same category, as the question a wife asks her husband, "How do you like my dress Dear?"  There is no winning, and becomes a mine field if you even try. . .LOL

Mar 23, 2010 02:15 PM #11
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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I should also add that I like Jody's comment.  I'm reminded of a line in "Mask of Zorro" when the old Master tells the young Zorro, "A gentlemen is a man that thinks one thing, but says another."

Mar 23, 2010 02:17 PM #12
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Robert Machado
HomePointe Property Management, CRMC - Sacramento, CA
CPM MPM - Property Manager and Property Management

Perfect.

Mar 24, 2010 04:41 AM #13
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