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Early Morning Faulty Logic

James and I were talking about something--him perkily, me with my usual groggy growl. The point of discussion wasn't all that important, since it devolved quickly into "Bet you I can!" "Bet you you can't." (We're so mature.)

James: "Well, there's no way to prove it, so my theory must be correct!
Ursula: "What are you, a creationist? Just because you can't prove or disprove it, it doesn't mean it's true!"
James: (breaking into song) "It's...my theory, that's my theory, like no theory I knoooow! So it...must...be...riiiiiiight..."
Ursula: (incoherent noises into coffee)

It's still not as bad as the time he made me look something up in the Geneva Convention before breakfast.


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I don't feel so bad now--my fiance and I have oh-so-mature arguments too, usually about supposedly intellectual matters as well (never had to look anything up in the Geneva Convention, but I've had to find references for quite a number of things because he insists that if I can't quote line and paragraph of a reliable source the very *instant* I make mention of something--even if it's in the car in the middle of a two-hour trip--then I shouldn't even mention it at all. Yet the same logic seems not to apply to *him*...).

I don't know if you've ever seen the site ThingsMyGirlfriendAndIHaveArguedAbout.com , but it's a very funny site in which a British writer chronicles his arguments with his German girlfriend of nearly 15 years (and interestingly, his wit in writing is not terribly removed from yours, Ursula:-). Some of them are quite hilarious, actually, and demonstrate the wonderfully mature behaviour of long-time adult couples in close contact. My fiance and I argue so much that I've actually begun to compile my *own* version of that site, which I very well may put up as a small subsection of my site in homage to the much funnier orginal. :-)

--Jennifer

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