Monday, November 2, 2009

Mean Dad

For some reason, Huz wants to be a mean dad. I am guessing he thinks it's the only way to prevent wild teenagers. Haha!

Once in a while he would tell me that he wants our future kids to be scared of him. His words, not mine. I usually let it go and just laugh. But when he said it again yesterday, I finally gave it to him straight. He doesn't have a mean bone in his body. Our kids would more likely crack up than shake in their little booties at Huz.

I'm like when have you yelled at ever? He didn't have an answer to that one. He doesn't even yell when we argue. Then I asked him if he's ever even yelled at customer service on the phone. He responded that he never has. That was a revelation! I can't even count how many times I've done it. Hehe. Maybe I'm the bitch. I don't know.

I remember one time I let him call Verizon to correct a billing error. And you know what happened? Huz only got some of our money back! I didn't really think of it at the time. I just chalked it up to Verizon being dicks, but now I know that Huz didn't stick it to them like he should have. I would have given them a piece of my mind, and it wouldn't have been pretty. However, Huz on the other hand is just too nice.

He got the point. But he wouldn't back down from his vision of being a scary dad. So he came up with a plan. He'll jump out of closets to scare them or spook them in other ways. That'll teach them. Ooookkkaayy.

Then Huz thought of an even better idea, or at least he thought so. He'll do what the dad in Arrested Development did and hire a one-armed man to teach his kids a lesson. For example, in the episode, the kids were getting rowdy in the car and won't quiet down. So the one-armed man jumps in front of the car, and his prosthetic arm falls off, completely freaking the kids out who thought it was a real arm. While the kids are screaming in the car, the guy tells them that's what they get for not listening to their father and keeping quiet in the car. Haha! Anyway, Huz said he would do that.

I guess that works...


Anonymous said...'re learning from arrested development. I knew you would.

also, you get more from customer service reps by being nice. the yelling thing doesn't always work.

Hippo Brigade said...

Everytime I watch Arrested Development I learn something valuable.

Laura said...

Lol Oh Huz. What a softy. Maybe he'll have that quiet disappointment thing going for him. That'll teach em!

Tara said...

You should definitely get parenting tips from Arrested Development. That's a given. =p

I only get bitchy with customer service after nice doesn't work, okay? I'm NICE!

Huz said...


Tara said...

Hahaha! Good one.

Vanessa said...

Eh, yelling is overrated. Although Kevin always manages to get us the best deals by getting irate at customer service. But still, we should all be as zen as HUZ :o)