Tuesday, December 9, 2008

We know who wears the pants in every remodel.


At the tile shop tonight, we saw a sign they had posted which read,

HUSBANDS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SELECT GROUT WITHOUT A NOTE FROM WIFE.


We laughed.

18 comments:

i'm Carrie, lovely to meet you… said...

Ha! love that. love that tile too btw!!

Suzy said...

Too funny. Where is the tile from, by the way?

Decorina said...

I love that note.

I rented a house just because of the fancy penny round and oval tiles on the backsplash. Loved that tile.

Anonymous said...

that's so funny! I saw the same sign at a tile store in Denver and my mom started laughing so hard when she read it!

the sweet life with olives said...

Hilarious. And oh so true!!! I need a picture of that to show my husband:-)

An Aesthete's Lament said...

And a very good admonishment indeed.

Lauren said...

that's hysterical.

Ivy Lane said...

Good one!

Anonymous said...

It's probably more an insult than anything else. The only reason the wife is the main factor here is because, let's face it, she is likely to be the one who is going to be cleaning that grout if the color of it doesn't disguise the dirt.

I've seen paint stores with the opposite sign: "Women: If you are getting anything other than white paint, bring a note from your husbands."

Decorina said...

OMD, did you really see that note about paint colors? Because I got into it one time with a man that didn't want to sell me the turquoise paint I had him mix because I hadn't told my husband about it. Unbelieveable! That guy was a total jerk - there in Northern Virgina at the Bennie Moore store.

Kwana said...

Love it.

Lisa said...

Here's the thing: what husband / boyfriend / significant other would want that level of responsibility.

I know at my house, where I operate everything under my heavy iron fist, there would be hell to pay if a grout color was chosen that I didn't approve. And by hell to pay, I mean lots of me saying "I told you it would look like crap" as I run away crying.

Who would want to deal with that?

court. said...

that would have been badass if you took a pic of that sign.

thevintagechair said...

Okay, go back, take a picture, and send it to www.passiveaggressivenotes.com
they're hilarious!

Kara said...

My husband (owns a home remodeling business) has a similiar policy - something to the effect of " Spouse/Partner must be present at time of estimate" or "I will not do any work, until there is final approval from your spouse/partner".

I keep tellling him we need to add it as a closing on his invoice - instead of "Have a nice day".

Mary T said...

WHO makes that tile?! Must have! Send on 3x5 card to, "Mary T Needs That Tile," PO BOX pleeez. Thank you.

Condo Blues said...

Where is that store? I need to buy my kitchen tile from there.

Will said...

Funny and true. My wife and I have figured who to defer to on decisions. She gets aesthetics and style while I get systems and mechanics.