Conversation with my husband about glue traps:
*It might be helpful to know that the glue trap in question here is stuck facedown on my porch with a dead snake presumably still stuck on the other side. Long story. Suffice to say, I don’t like snakes in the house, and I make questionable decisions when under pressure.
Me: It’s rained so much, we might be able to get that glue trap up. But there’s still a snake under there, so…
Him: That thing is never coming up. I suggest we just paint over it.
Me: Hm. (Not thrilled.)
Him: We could just staple glue traps up, sticky side out, all over the outside of the house. Paper the house in glue traps.
Me: OH MY GOD! That would be good for spiders, snakes, ZOMBIES…..
Him: (laughing) That was a joke.
Me: ….bees, Jehovah’s Witnesses….this is brilliant.
Him: We’re not doing that. You know that, right?
Me: Hm. (Not making any promises, mister.)
Me: I decided that you are right. We shouldn’t cover the outside of the house with glue.
Him: Uh, yeah, I thought we already decided that.
Me: (closing the cabinet door so he can see the glue trap taped to the door, and the bowl stuck on it, hanging in the air.) No, we didn’t decide anything, but I’m a reasonable person. I’ve thought about it, and it’s a bad idea. (bowl hanging next to my face.)
Him: Reasonable!? It’s not “reasonable” when you only agree with yourself!