One advantage of walking everywhere in Chicago is that I can easily eavesdrop on people's conversations. (I'm mean, c'mon, if they're going to talk that loud, it's fair game.) Today I heard a man complaining to his co-worker that he has no free time. He said after work, he has to take his kids to sports games or practices 3 days a week. Then he said, "And now Deb has me volunteering one night a week! Can you believe it?" So this poor gentleman is committed to being busy at least 4 nights a week, thanks in part to his wife.
But he said no. Trust me, I asked for months and months, and he always said no. He said he didn't want to look like a "pansy." I insisted that Max and Derrick on Dancing with the Stars are totally hot, but he didn't agree. I finally decided it would be silly to force him to go because he wouldn't enjoy it, so I gave up. I knew our no rhythm, 9th grade homecoming dance style would just have to do.
So what am I doing wrong? How can I force him to do things? (I think it's what you do once you get married.) Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.