10 things I hate about my husbands friends !!!


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10 things I hate about my husbands friends

By Sadaf Umair
Published: March 21, 2011


Saturday night + after twelve oclock = parrrtayyyy!!! He insists that these Boys Nights Out serve a great purpose.

1. Saturday night + after twelve oclock = parrrtayyyy!!! He insists that these Boys Nights Out serve a great purpose. The boys discuss important things like how you can buy some low-priced tinted material to put on the split air conditioners bright temperature display window so the whole room isnt illuminated when you turn the AC on at night.

2. Your new title. Try calling your hubby when he is surrounded by his friends, and you run the risk of him being teased mercilessly and you being nicknamed The Dragon Lady even if you just called to remind him to pick up some bread on the way back.

3. The Sunday syndrome. You guys were out till 3 am last night. Do you HAVE to show up at our doorstep unannounced AGAIN on this ONE holiday in the whole week just to hang out some more? Jeez.

4. Chai bana do please. What is this, Cafe Piyala? I dont care how fond your friends are of my
illaichi-wali chai; I refuse to make another cup, that too at 11 pm, after I have cleared away the dinner dishes and turned the kitchen light off.

5. Dinner? Already had it. Your loving phone call to your hubby to inquire when hell be coming home because you just put the finishing touches to his favourite pasta dish is met with an apologetic tone, stating that he has already stuffed his face with the bestest paratha roll in the whole wide world. And could you please put the pasta in the fridge for his midnight snack?

6. The elusive Mrs Friends. No matter how long they (or we, for that matter) have been married, I have never, ever met my hubbys friends wives. As a result, I have no friends of my own and so resent my hubbys even more. Oh happy times!

7. My passive aggression. I thought this condition only
afflicted loser/sissy wives who had a serious communication gap with their husbands and the only real talking they did was through sarcastic remarks like, The truth is: my husband is married to his friends. Me? Im just the maid.

8. Their month-long visits. I mean, it was a pretty gruelling 40-day chilla that I did to send them abroad in the first place. I dont see why they cant stay there all year like my maternal relatives (bless them!). The peer promised me that as soon as I pay Rs50,000 and the chilla is complete, said friends will shift far, far away for a very long time. Think I should ask for my money back?

9. Thinking things will change if they havent already. Before marriage you think things will change after marriage. During your pregnancy you are positive things will change after the baby is born Dont hold your breath! He is still gonna wanna meet his friends at a moments notice. (Simple formula is at work: One missed call after 11 pm + sheepish expression on hubbys face = Z is at the door, I gotta go. Dont wait up.)

10. Frienemies forever. You still have to smile and nod salaam when they come over. You still have to politely inquire about the well-being of their wife and kids (remember, you dont even know who they are). After that, you retire to your room for some more passive aggression but thats when the room is best cleaned.
Published in The Express Tribune, Sunday Magazine, March 20th, 2011.(http://tribune.com.pk/story/134539/10-things-i-hate-about-my-husbands-friends/?print=true)