Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Married to a Geek

As many of you know, Marshall has been building a Tivo-type system for us, now called
The Sage box because it uses Sage software, for a long time. Being on the bleeding edge of software development isn't always conducive to marital harmony, as we have learned, but we hate Comcast and we couldn't stay with Tivo and transition to HD without going through Comcast, something I wouldn't even contemplate, so we--Marshall--has built one from scratch. We don't recommend it, but when it works, which is often, it's beautiful.

Anyway, this morning, while trying to find a solution to our current problem, Marshall found a post from the Sage forum on the subject of the WAF (Wife Acceptance Factor), which is more true than I want to admit.

Glossary to help determine WAF
1.) FINE: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up.

2.) Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five Minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house.

3.) Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

4.) Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It!

5.) Loud Sigh: This is actually a word, but is a non-verbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to #3 for the meaning of

6.) That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a women can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake.

7.) Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome.

8.) Whatever: Is a women's way of saying *&%$#! You!

9.) Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking "what's wrong", for the woman's response refer to # 3.

This may help improve WAF, as we strive for HT nirvana
Good Luck

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