I know that most of the regular readers here at Buffet o’ Blog are guys, and some of them are married, so those of you who fit that category know that sometimes your wife is in a bad mood. It can happen for a number of reasons. Maybe it’s that time of the month (PMS); maybe the house isn’t decorated enough yet; maybe her husband is lazy and slacks a lot; maybe her husband wasn’t enthusiastic enough about doing the chores (even if he agreed to help); etc. There’s a lot of reasons this scenario could happen — too many to list here. But you most likely know what I’m talking about.
So what should the man of the house do in this situation? If you tell her she’s in a bad mood and why she shouldn’t be, that probably won’t help at all, and it may make matters considerably worse (so beware, because you don’t want her to have an “emotional meltdown” or “emotional explosion”). Another option would be to ignore her attitude. Men are naturally good at compartmentalizing things, so this is somewhat natural. But your wife probably won’t like this response either. You could try hugging her and listening to her, and sometimes this is the right thing to do, but if you’re the source of her frustration / anger, then that won’t help any.
So sometimes there is no good solution. But you shouldn’t just ignore it, so men need some way to express their displeasure with the situation, so she’ll know that you do not approve of the environment at that time. One possible solution would be to fart and belch as loudly and as often as possible. She won’t like this, but perhaps she will begin to associate these things with her bad mood. An association of that sort would make her want to avoid that situation, which is what you want.
This is really basic psychology principles here. (My psychology teachers from school would be so proud! I learned that sometimes you need to just rip a big fart to help motivate others to deal with their problems.) If I may make a small disclaimer on this, I will say that I haven’t personally conducted experiments on this yet, but logically it should work. Feel free to share your success stories in the comments section, so married couples may benefit of your testimony and make their marriages happier. And then the world will become a better place… 🙂