FuzzieWuzzie directed readers to this post, Petty Revenge. Wives, sometimes in their frustrations, take revenge on their husbands. Behold,
When I’m annoyed I’ll put more broccoli on his dinner plate, or less sandwich filling in his sandwiches. Sometimes I’ll even turn the cold water on when he’s having a shower. It’s the little things.
My “pettiness” has occasionally reached such heights that i have sneaked outside and flicked the power main off for a second…just enough to reset the modem and upset his ps3 game or tv viewing
Let us consider the benefit of this first. For a fleeting period of time, a person gets a small revenge high. That is about it.
Now, let us look at the minus side. A wife and a husband are supposed to be a team. A unit. If one hurts the team, then one is hurting themselves. Surprisingly, people cannot see this. Perhaps it is because they do not really view the marriage as a unit; but rather as a utility. This of course makes it easy to be petty. Who after all, hasn’t raged at a cable TV company?
So if one catches themselves thinking and acting in a petty way toward their spouse, then it is wise to consider what you are doing, and what it implies.