Boys are Dumb

I returned from the wilds of South Australia last night after a weekend with The Boyfriend and his sister and brother in law. The trip was to go to an AFL game – The Boyfriend follows one team and his sister and her family the other team that were  playing. They farmed off their kids to different sleepovers and the adults all went out and drank beer and shouted like yahoos at the footy. It was mostly fun.

It occurred to me that The Boyfriend is an idiot when we had been there for only a few hours. Sure, we were both suffering from lack of sleep having had to get up at 4 (IN THE MORNING! YES! IT HURT!) to catch our flight down to Adelhole Adelaide. Not sure that is enough reason for this particular sterling effort. The Boyfriend’s dad had driven us to the airport. He’s not getting any younger and seemed to struggle a little. I commented quietly afterwards that The Boyfriend should have a chat to his sister privately about the fact that their dad is getting on, and getting distracted a little when driving. Which of course is why he announced to all and sundry “12 thinks that dad’s driving’s getting dangerous”. Oh good work. He really improved the situation later, after I’d told him that was not quite what I had in mind by him having a private chat with his sister about it, when he said to her “You know, 12 didn’t really say that about dad, it was me”.

There’s this vibe I get that she is not a huge fan of me. That vibe? It’s getting stronger.



8 Responses to “Boys are Dumb”

  1. WT Says:

    Please tell me he’s not a ‘Pies fan!

  2. travelling, but not in love Says:

    Maybe you should slip her one of your prize beef roasts to try and win her friendship. She doesn’t have to know that you didn’t buy it with her in mind….

  3. EGE Says:

    Oh, man, boys ARE dumb!

  4. Frank Says:

    You’re right, we are dumb. On behalf of all males, I apologise for all the trouble we’ve caused you.

  5. Jennifer Says:

    That doesn’t sound good.

  6. 12ontheinside Says:

    WT: OK, I won’t tell you then, even though he is. Everyone has a flaw, and he is not too bad the rest of the time. As you’d probably know though, all ‘Pies fans are dickheads when watching footy.
    TBNIL: Excellent idea, I wonder how to post that.
    EGE: Yup.
    Frank: Appreciate the apology.
    Jenn: We’ll have to see what happens on my next visit. The kicker is they love seeing The Boyfriend so will see lots of me too whether they like it or not.

  7. WT Says:

    Only when watching footy? Hmmm. But hey, at least his team is still in the comp. Bloody Swans!!

  8. 12ontheinside Says:

    yep the saddest day was when we went to the Collingwood/Swans game. *sniff*

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