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Leave your man alone this weekend

January 14, 2010 - Per Peterson
A note to all wives and girlfriends out there — leave your man alone this weekend if he’s a football fan. At the risk of sounding totally sexist (I’m not, BTW), allow me to give you some advice for living with a football fan this weekend. This is the best weekend of the year if you are, with four divisional playoff games — two Saturday, two Sunday. This weekend even beats Super Bowl Sunday. Ladies — those of you who don’t care for football, because I know some of you do and this won’t apply to you as much — don’t ask you man to do anything for you this weekend. Don’t try to make him run to the store, load the dishwasher, fix the toilet, fold socks, take the dog for a walk or dust. Let him put his feet up, don’t care how much they stink. Let him scratch himself anywhere he pleases. Get him a beer without him having to ask. Refresh his salsa once in awhile. Treat this weekend like a Father’s Day/birthday combo. It’s his Valentine’s Day. Don’t nag him. Don’t ask him what he’s watching, or tell him to turn the volume down. If his cell rings, get it for him. Give him a massage — but wait until halftime to do it. You can ask him who’s winning, but don’t ask him what illegal procedure is. Don’t walk in front of the TV or try to hold his hand. If he swears don’t shush him. And don’t, by any means, tell him to calm down. Women of the world, if your man’s a football freak, this is his weekend. You don’t need to go out of your way to cook him something special (although it would be a real nice touch), just leave him be for a couple days (and maybe a couple more after that in case his team loses). Maybe the best thing you could do is go shopping or out on the town with your friends, or maybe take the kids to a movie or three, thereby greatly reducing the risk of getting in his way. And don’t worry, it’s only two days. Then another two next week.


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