Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Silent Treatment

A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment.

Suddenly the man realized that the next day he would need his wife to wake him at 5:00 AM for an early morning business flight.

Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and LOSE), he wrote on a piece of paper,"Please wake me at 5:00 AM." He left it where he knew she would find it.

The next morning the man woke up, only to discover it was 9:00 AM and he had missed his flight.

Furious, he was about to go to see why his wife hadn't wakened him when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed.

The paper said, "It is 5:00 AM. Wake up."

Men are not just equipped for these kinds of contests.

Do you think the silent treatment is effective?



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19 comments:

Dawn said...

That's too funny.

My mother always said if you don't have something nice to say about someone, don't say anything at all.

Hmmmm, maybe the reason for the silent treatment!

take care,
Dawn

imjacobsmom said...

Sally,
On your favorite class poll you didn't give me the choice of "None of the Above". Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed school, I had good grades, I just liked school because it was a great place to socialize! Robyn

nikkicrumpet said...

Great joke. For me the silent treatment is a waste of time. I'm too old for time wasting. If my hubby makes me upset (which almost never happens because he is the most perfect man on the planet!) I just tell it like it is. I've found it moves things along and everything gets resolved quickly. Instead of me sitting around stewing about it...waiting for him to figure out what he did. Have a wonderful day!

Eleanor said...

Hi there, Sal! I liked that one! I could never manage the silent treatment with my late hubby. I tried it for a while but always had to burst out with what I had to say! Possibly it was better that way. I did another Blue Monday yesterday but haven't got the procedure right yet. I will def add the logo next week. Sorry a little techo challenged! Eleanor

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Ha! Too funny! For me the silent treatment is effective because hubby is a chatterbox! So it doesent last too long but it is effective as long as you discuss the reason for the silent treatment!

Charli and me said...

Hi Sally, That was so funny! I think the wife certainly got her point across LOL

Beverly said...

I can't stand the silent treatment. That is my mother's approach - she is a sulker.

I like to get it over with - and move on.

Grandma Faith said...

I have never been able to use the silent treatment effectively. I can't stay quiet. I liked the story, though. She sure made her point!

judicreations said...

Good Morning Sally
*lol*..oh my that made me laugh! That is funny and only fair I suppose.

No, I don't like the silent treatment. I agree that maybe one needs time to think things before something may be settled. But even that needs some discussion so the other person knows whats going on.

I always would hate the chance of not saying something to someone...and then perhaps missing the chance forever. Sometimes you may be silent and fuming and the other person may not even be aware...then its you who suffers along in silence.

Communication is the key!
Have a lovely day
Judi

Sara said...

Very funny. I've just started reading the Power of a Praying Wife and the silent treatment is not recommended. Unless we are using that silent time to pray for our husbands, but not as a punishment to them.

Coloradolady said...

Sally, Funny.

The silent treatment does not work too well around here. Now me personally, I could stay mad and quiet. But my husband will always say something....anything....to either make me laugh, (want) to expolode, or just move on. He has always been that way, and I am guessing at this point, always will. LOL

So, most of the time, I will say what I have to say, and it's over. Simple really.

artis1111 said...

That is funny!!! Kathy

Killlashandra said...

Too funny! The silent treatment doesn't so anything except let the anger and unhappiness ferment so it's not bother doing. But you're story is funny. ;)

Jeanne said...

Sally, love your story.LOL. I do not think the silent treatment works at all. When we start getting angry at each other, most of the time it is something that is said, but not understood. Talking it out is the best way out of anger. It works for us anyway.smile.

Hugs, Jeanne

bj said...

haha hahhhaaaa awh, haaaaaahaa
THIS IS JUST PRICELESS, SALLY GIRL...I gotta remember it so I can tell everybody I know.
Thanks for a great laugh!!
love, bj
Oh, and please sign me up for next Monday...got it all ready!

Elizabeth said...

Great joke! I can't handle the silent treatment; I talk too much! In my family we just fight and then forget it within a few hours usually, or at least a day.

Cathy said...

lol, That is real cute, Sally.

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

This story made me laugh. :) The silent treatment...wow, having been both the giver and receiver of it, I have to say that it is not the best way to go. It's a pretty selfish way to act, I think.

salmagundi said...

No, I don't believe in the silent treatment. But, I have to admit that sometimes I say too much!!

Sally