And of course he’s right
Sunday November 14th 2010, 5:28 pm
Filed under: Family

I happened to mention to my husband the other day that while I was down in San Diego last weekend, our son was teasing his mother-in-law.

Now, by that I took for granted that he knew I meant a good-natured teasing, and he did; any other type is simply not in any of us.

And my husband’s response? He took it as a sign of closeness between them, answering me simply, “You don’t tease people you’re afraid of or that you’re not comfortable around.”

I’d never thought of it quite in those words, but yes, exactly!

p.s. With thanks to the crochet-y Suburban Correspondent for the heads-up, go here if you want to see a car that is Smart-ly at-tire-d.

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Gotta love smart men 🙂 Both of his parents spoke in sacrament meeting today. We are blessed to have them in our ward.

Comment by Lynn 11.14.10 @ 8:38 pm

This is sooo true! I also don’t waste good sarcasm on the un-worthy. 🙂

Comment by Ruth 11.14.10 @ 10:36 pm

It’s true about the good natured ribbing type teasing, yes.

Comment by Marlene 11.14.10 @ 10:50 pm

In Germany they have the saying “Was sich liebt, neckt sich”. Who likes each other teases each other, and it’s true in my eyes. You can’t tease someone you are not realy comfortable with.

Comment by Harma 11.15.10 @ 2:16 am

Fabulous point. Hadn’t thought of it before, but ’tis true!

Comment by Channon 11.15.10 @ 8:14 am

besides that — only those that like you will tolerate the puns! (at least in our family)

some one with a Smart Car has WAAAYYYY too much time on their hands!!!!

Comment by Bev 11.15.10 @ 8:32 am

Yup, Richard is right again. Am and I used to do it all the time.

Attire — but it’s not the tires that are attired!

Comment by Don Meyer 11.15.10 @ 9:41 am

Yip, what Harma says also goes in Dutch: plagen is om liefde vragen (teasing is asking for love).

If there is a chance the other party will take offence, you just can’t/won’t risk it. Unless you’re rude. But that’s something completely different.

Comment by tinebeest 11.15.10 @ 9:54 am

Off to show my love and affection to the son-in-law by heckling him.

Comment by Gigi 11.15.10 @ 12:08 pm

So very true!

Comment by TripletMom 11.15.10 @ 9:30 pm

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