Personal tidbit about TheHusBlog, I work in Marketing. I am more geared towards the technology side of the equation, but my degree is in marketing and it fascinates me. Marketing is all about convincing your audience to do what you want them to do. In my opinion Marketing is that last great battlefield and there are so many lessons to be learned there. This of course got me thinking of age old sayings that we use in our society. These sayings are in and of themselves a type of Marketing (you can tell I love Marketing because I keep capitalizing the word). I decided to break down some of those old sayings that we use everyday and apply them to marriage:
- "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush": Telling your wife you will do somethings she asked you to do and telling her it is already done are two different things.
- "Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise": Get up before your wife and make the coffee.
- "Expect the worst, hope for the best": Always be ready for your wife to be in a bad mood, but if she isn't enjoy it.
- "A place for everything and everything in its place": Seriously, pick up your dirty laundry and put it in the hamper.
- "Absolute power corrupts, absolutely": Don't spend money when the wife is not looking.
- "A watched pot never boils": Watching your wife get ready for a night out will not make her get ready any faster, in fact it will more than likely slow her down.
- "One step forward, two steps back": Don't cover a criticism with a compliment, example "Honey, you looked way better on our wedding day..."
- "Revenge is best served cold": She is going to get you, you won't know when or how...
I could seriously write about 10 more of these if I wanted to, but I will stop here. I am probably going to have to do a part two to this post. I am sure you all have some ideas of your own so please feel free to post them in the comments