In any relationship, we just do little things to annoy each other. It happens.
One of the very small beefs I have with The Boffin is his tendency to turn retail stores possessive when they aren’t. Wal-Mart becomes Wal-Mart’s. Target becomes Target’s. It can drive me mental when I am in the wrong mood.
During a conversation just yesterday, The Boffin was talking about “Tesco’s,” his take of the well-known supermarket chain in the U.K. Naturally, I had to correct him. Then, he started to take the piss and mentioned “Sainsbury”…”s” and proceeded to rile me up in that way that partners know how to do. I hit my breaking point.
Me: You don’t love me.
The Boffin (mischievously): Oh, I do. I need to keep your brain active.
Me (exasperated): That’s not activity!
The Boffin: Stress is an activity.