Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Communication Differences

I asked Husband to get updated addresses for a couple of his military friends, so we could send them Christmas cards. And with this simple task, I realized how different how different our communication styles are. I e-mailed a few of my friends for their updated addresses, and here’s a sample of my e-mail: Hi [friend’s name]! Long time no talk! How are things in [friend’s state]? How’s [spouse’s name]? I just started a new job a few months ago, and it’s going really well! I’ve gotten to travel a bit, which has been fun. My husband's family came to visit us for Thanksgiving, and we had a great time. My parents are visiting for Christmas, and I’m looking forward to that. By the way, what is your current mailing address? I couldn’t remember if you were still at [previous address]. Talk to you soon! Tootie Husband then forwarded me an e-mail with the response from his friend with their address. I saw Husband’s e-mail below it, which said: Dude, I need your address. - [Husband’s callsign] Coincidentally, we also have different styles of writing Christmas cards. While I sit on the couch and write the cards, Husband just sits on the couch. But then again, if he wrote them, it might say something like: Merry Christmas, dude. Maybe it’s all for the best.

13 comments:

Allison said...

men. good grief :)

Crazy Shenanigans said...

You have no idea how much this made me laugh. I know EXACTLY what you mean. Guys have no formality at ALL when it comes to stuff like that. lol

Expat Girl said...

Haha sounds very familiar!

MG said...

How funny!

lola said...

Hahaha. SO true. But that is what makes each of you so fabulous together. :)

Erin said...

This is so typical! I swear sometimes we need a manual for explaining the differences in how we communicate!

Jen's Farmily said...

MrC's email would look exactly like that. It would be even worse if I sent him out to do the Christmas shopping for everyone.

Kristin said...

Trust me it is. I let my husband handle his Christmas cards once. It was not pretty. Ah ha ha

Allison said...

That looks very familiar to me. Men. Meh.

d.a.r. said...

Bahahaha, so typical!!!

Playful Professional said...

Ha my writing style is more like your Hubs'. Short and to the point... I'm sending out Christmas cards and need address. Thanks!

Kristie said...

Christmas cards can be such a hassle!

Jackie said...

Hehe, that's hilarious. I try to keep my audience in mind. If I need something and I'm writing to a man, I put the question first and keep it brief. Otherwise I think they hear "blah blah blah" ok let's do something else...