Do I Know You? You Are My Wife?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Daytona Condo Realty, 386-405-4408

We stop at home to have lunch before going to show MG on the Halifax to a customer, who found me on ActiveRain. After lunch I am ready to go, but my wife is changing to a different outfit.

Why?

She explained that we were in MG on the Halifax a few days ago, and she was wearing the same blouse. Does she really remember what she was wearing? She absolutely does. That’s a huge wow for me.

But fine, so what if she had the same blouse on a few days ago? What is the big thing? Turns out that the thought goes like this. When we are at MG on the Halifax, we go to the sales office and Jan will do the tour. Last time my wife was in that blouse, and Jan would sure notice that it is the same blouse, and it is a shame.

Is she serious? Jan would remember what my wife was wearing a few days ago? She’s gotta be kidding me, right? Wrong. She is dead serious.

I am trying to remember what Jan was wearing a few days ago, but nothing comes to mind. Don’t get me wrong, she was perfectly dressed, but my brain did not retain any details. I am trying to remember what I was wearing that evening… no clue. Not that I care, though…

I am turning to my wife and ask her to describe what Jan was wearing. I am sure she does not remember, but I am wrong again, she describes Jan’s outfit in details. Leaves me speechless. Of course, I can't attest to the accuracy, but looks like my wife is serious and is not pulling my leg.

All this is a huge surprise to me. On the 41st year being together I never knew we were so different. And this is my wife, who does not remember where she left her glasses or put her phone just 5 minutes ago, but somehow she remembers in vivid details who and how was dressed… wow.

It even relates to real estate. When Olga is showing a condo, she can describe the unit in smallest details even weeks after the showing. Ask me about the condo 3 days after I was showing it, and do not expect the details on the kitchen. I would have difficult time trying to remember whether there even was a kitchen. Should have been… but I do not remember.

I learned something here. We are different. (Smart people would say that I have invented a wheel). We are really different ... from women. They are the weirdest thing...

Life is full of surprises.

Even after 40 years together.

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Andrea Swiedler
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Jon, I really am laughing here. I don't know if I would recall what I was wearing, maybe, or what someone else was wearing. I am not from Venus, I am afraid to say I think I am from Pluto... I can remember what markings a cow has on her side though.. Pluto I am telling you, Pluto... which is not even a planet anymore...

But mostly, how blessed are you that you are still so in love with Olga, and that you are still finding out new things about her... now don't forget this one!

Apr 22, 2011 11:23 AM #13
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Yolanda Hoversten
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Jon - Congratulations on being married to the same lady for 41 years!  I will not comment on your observation, though... so similar to what my hubby would say.  LOL

Apr 22, 2011 11:43 AM #14
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Sally Dunbar
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We are funny creatures... I won't wear the same thing within the week.  But next week is fine.  Cept at home.... then it's the same shirt for days on end! And the same pair of sweats.

Apr 22, 2011 11:57 AM #15
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Oh yes, I understand and Jan would definitely remember. Since I have so much time apart sometimes with clients I actually need to think back so my clients don't see me in the same outfit...they might think I only have one.

Apr 22, 2011 12:54 PM #16
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Leslie Ebersole
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Jon, you're funny and your wife must adore you for being a sweet man.

On the clothes thing? I spent years perfectly outfitting myself, my houses, and my children. Even my dogs were perfectly groomed. But when I switched from working in a corporate world into real estate, it hit me that people could barely remember my name, much less my outfit. I am very happy to be judged on the work I do and not my accessories. Besides, the mostly black wardrobe all blends together.

Apr 22, 2011 09:45 PM #17
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I think that it was Einstein that had only two or three sets of clothes, he did not want to spend his time thinking about what to wear.

Apr 23, 2011 08:30 AM #18
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It's a girl thing. I would have done exactly the same as your wife. Congrats on 41. A recent newspaper article said only 1/3 of marriages make it to 25 years.

Apr 23, 2011 09:24 PM #19
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lol Jon, and our brains are wired completely differently! We complement each other and that's the way we were created! Thanks for the smile :)

Sharon

Apr 24, 2011 10:52 PM #20
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John - I am glad you liked it

Apr 24, 2011 11:20 PM #21
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Debbie - I hope. She remembers the details, that I would not notice, and I remember where she left her phone 5 minutes ago

Apr 24, 2011 11:21 PM #22
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Pamela - I was not inclined to believe my wife, but now I see that she is not the only one like this. It is a woman thing... wow!

Apr 24, 2011 11:22 PM #23
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Bryant - and they sure do succeed in this (LOL)

Apr 24, 2011 11:23 PM #24
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Judy - this is sometimes funny when we start arguing about some events. As if they were taking place in different time and in different places (LOL)

Apr 24, 2011 11:24 PM #25
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Dick & Dixie - isn't it amazing?

Apr 24, 2011 11:25 PM #26
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Andrea - every rule has exceptions, and aren't you the one? But choosing Pluto after it was demoted from Planet? (LOL)

Apr 24, 2011 11:27 PM #27
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Yolanda - isn't it fascinating that I may better understand your hub by than my wife?

Apr 24, 2011 11:28 PM #28
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Sally - ouch, that is even more complicated (LOL)

Apr 24, 2011 11:29 PM #29
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Karen - I read you and I hear my wife saying the same thing word for word. Wow!

Apr 24, 2011 11:30 PM #30
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Jon,  It all stems from our endearing way to keep you on your toes...........  LOL!  Wow!  41 years!  Bless you both!

Apr 30, 2011 08:37 PM #31
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Deborah, Thanks. It is not supposed to be many surprises, but there are...

Apr 30, 2011 10:10 PM #32
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