Wednesday, July 12, 2006

DEAD WORD OF THE DAY

toad-eater: originally a mountebank's man, whose duty was to swallow, or pretend to swallow any kind of garbage; a fawning syncophant. Said to be a version of avaler des couleuvres, to swallow adders, to put up with all sorts of indignities without resentment.

(from The Word Museum by Jeffrey Kacirk)

2 comments:

Javajem said...

This sounds very familiar unfortunately. I have only been married for 3 years - but I also feel unvalued at times by my husband. Not so much because of him being late - but because of the amount of time he spends doing other things - without me. He is forever going to "car stuff" on weekends and leaving me home. Not that I'd want to go - but that's not the point.

He rarely helps me with housework anymore and when I ask him to - it ends up in a fight. I'm at the point where I'd rather just do it all myself. He doesn't value my time - only his.

I'm having constant second thoughts about our marriage. I'm not sure what to do....

BoS said...

I suppose I should have put in my rant that I'm the only person he's this rude to -- his birth family,his clients, his friends... they all get calls when he's going to be late. It reeks. I hope you and your spouse resolve it, I sure do know whereof you speak!