Wednesday, July 11, 2007
Wisdom Wednesdays: Featuring Dr Sidney Wang
This week's e-mail comes from a reader named Larry from Plano TX. Larry writes:
Dear Dr Wang,
My wife is driving me crazy. We recently redecorated several rooms in the house and now she wants to replace all of the carpets throughout the house. It’s not a question of the money, but the carpets we have are only a few years old and perfectly fine. How do I win this argument without ending up in divorce court?
Dr Wang responds: Dear Larry,
Divorce court over a carpet change? Seems a bit extreme. I have consulted The Great Bubble Wall in my tank, as well as the ever-wise Mini-Booda, who lives underwater with me. First of all, Mini Booda urges patience with your wife.
Every so often I like to have the gravel in my tank replaced, even though it just needs a good washing. This is similar to what your wife wants with the carpet change. You’d be surprised by the impact a subtle change at home can have on your overall mindset.
However, I have read the writing on the algae walls of my tank; it indicates that you harbor feelings of resentment toward your wife. This resentment relates back to a time when you gave her a pearl necklace when what she really wanted was diamonds. You need to clear the water…er. I mean the air…and get both the new carpet AND a diamond necklace from Tiffany and Co. Once you do that, your future looks as bright as the light beaming down in my tank.
Keep swimming upstream,
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