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Honesty Isn’t Always the Best Policy!

Quote: Women complain about premenstrual syndrome, but I think of it as the only time of the month that I can be myself.
~ Roseanne Barr




You would think that after almost nine years of marriage, plus two (delicious) years of ‘living in sin,’ Hubbster would have some idea of when it was appropriate to speak the truth, and when to exercise a little more tact. But, no!  It seems that I have overestimated his capacity in that area somewhat.

Coming out of the bathroom this morning I announced to Hubbster, “I’ve got my period.”

“Oh,” he immediately replied with a knowing look.  “That explains it then.”


“What?”  Sensing he may have just disturbed a proverbial hornet’s nest, he looked around faking his ignorance about what I was talking about.

“It explains what?” I asked through narrowed eyes with my hands on my hips in my best stop-stuffing-me-around-buddy look.

“Well,” he replied.  “You have been a little bit bitchy and bloated!”


If there are two words you do not want to throw at a woman with PMS, it is most definitely those two, right there.  Is he so completely clueless to the ways of women?  Does he think that I even registered his careful use and intonation of the word ‘little?’

There is a clear, but invisible, line between honesty and tact, Hubbster, and you didn’t just tip-toe over the line…you did a double alliterated back-flip into the deep end!!!

What is the most tactless thing somebody has ever said to you?

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Jolene enjoys writing, sharing and connecting with other like-minded women online – it also gives her the perfect excuse to ignore Mount-Washmore until it threatens to bury her family in an avalanche of Skylander T-shirts and Frozen Pyjama pants. (No one ever knows where the matching top is!) Likes: Reading, cooking, sketching, dancing (preferably with a Sav Blanc in one hand), social media, and sitting down on a toilet seat that one of her children hasn’t dripped, splashed or sprayed on. Dislikes: Writing pretentious crap about herself in online bio’s and refereeing arguments amongst her offspring.

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