Close the Damn Window, Dear

by Latina Fatale on 06/17/2011 · 4 comments

in Relationships

My boyfriend and I have been fighting about what I consider to be a bad habit of his for as long as I’ve known him. He has an aversion to closing windows at his house and apparently also locking the doors. Every time I bitch and moan about the lack of security aspect of it all, he never ceases to amaze me with his outburst of “We don’t need to lock the doors here; this ain’t LA”.

Years ago I used to try to sneak out of bed in the middle of the night and quietly slide the window shut. But he quickly caught on to what I was up to. I tried to scare him with the possibilities of a home invasion, a kidnapping, and a killing. I then tried to rationalize my fear of open doors and open windows by discussing my freaking post traumatic stress syndrome over the nightstalker crawling in windows in the 80s. Nothing fazed him.

I tried to compromise that I would be okay with the windows being open in the front of the house while we are sleeping in the back of the house if my boxer could sleep in the front room. Oh, I was quickly reminded that dogs don’t come into his house.

How is it possible that a couple can be together for more than a decade and they just suddenly learn that they are incompatible regarding windows and doors? Perhaps it’s a good thing if we just never live together.¬† I’m about to wring this man’s neck!

 

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Mike P. June 17, 2011 at 2:51 pm

Maybe it’s the his house your house thing? I am like him, but since we only have one house, I don’t sleep with the windows open. Even though they are freakin 10′ in the air! Doors unlocked? Unnecessary risk, in my opinion. I gain nothing from it. But, I always forget to lock them, or know if I locked them. Four out five nights, my wife asks if I locked the downstairs door, and I say “I dunno.”

Now, when I come home, I try to yell “locked the door.” Maybe that way we’ll remember.

My brother in law is the same way, except he doesn’t compromise. But, they have a “christian marriage”, so he doesn’t have to. Lol.

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Cynthia June 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Well at lease you have a disclaimer before you moved in with him. I rushed into marriage ,I do not regret it…but, I might have backed out if I knew what I know now. He has no comprehension of putting away shoes, And I don’t mean putting them in a closet..I mean at least tuck them away in corner somewhere away from my walking area, so I’m not tripping over them in the middle of the night.

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Latina Fatale June 22, 2011 at 8:12 am

I suppose that all of our partners probably have their own annoying quirks that really irk us!!

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Jamie July 5, 2013 at 5:34 pm

I live in the far out suburbs and have not locked our house in the 15 years my wife and I have lived there. It might be retaliation for the years my father would insist on locking every door/window in our house when I was growing up.

I have plenty of other faults so she doesn’t mind the unlocked house.

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