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That my DH take so long to answer a question

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PollytheDolly Thu 02-Mar-17 22:00:15

Christ. I actually counted tonight. I got to 96 seconds. On the phone I was whispering the numbers...1 add 2 add 3

"What was that?"

"Nothing....hmm"

gringrin

Haha!!

Salmotrutta Thu 02-Mar-17 22:03:35

Do you mean there was total silence for 96 seconds?

Because that's a bit off.

outofmydepth45 Thu 02-Mar-17 22:05:31

Was it a hard question ?

Whatssheonaboutnow Thu 02-Mar-17 22:06:44

Was he googling for the answer?

Evilstepmum01 Thu 02-Mar-17 22:09:13

FFS. My DH does this too! It drives me potty!

He's the most deliberate twat sometimes!

I've counted to 30 before now. (its a calming thing for me)

PossibiliTea Thu 02-Mar-17 22:09:21

Oh wow I'm with you on this!

Sometimes it takes this long then I get "not fussed" to a simple yes/no question ohhhh grinds my gears haha

HecateAntaia Thu 02-Mar-17 22:10:02

was he waffling?
i ask my husband if he wants a sandwich and i get five minutes on the history of the sandwich, five minutes on why butter is best, 5 minutes on how the sandwich shop in the village used to be something else and did i know the same family own the shop across the road as own the shop two villages over

by the time he's even halfway close to answering the question im wondering if it's physically possible to beat someone to death with half a french stick.

Whatssheonaboutnow Thu 02-Mar-17 22:12:02

We need to know the question really.

PollytheDolly Thu 02-Mar-17 22:13:07

Haha!!

To be fair it was a difficult question. And he was eating salad then starting talking about the tomatoes so I just carried on counting until he answered the original question.

Bless him.

Evilstepmum01 Thu 02-Mar-17 22:16:03

You're much kinder than me. I lose the will to love then sarcastically answer my own question.

does my head in.

He's lucky he;s cute. grin

Evilstepmum01 Thu 02-Mar-17 22:16:41

love???? I meant live!!

I do love him!

PollytheDolly Thu 02-Mar-17 22:18:05

Q was what do you want to do at the weekend.

SheSaidHeSaid Thu 02-Mar-17 22:18:46

Mine does this too, drives me potty.

Will ask him something and wait and wait, say his name and he will answer immediately. Grr

PollytheDolly Thu 02-Mar-17 22:20:14

Which is a hard question as he answers it "what do you want to do?" Argh! So tonight I said "what do you want to do?" Back.

Too hard lol

harderandharder2breathe Thu 02-Mar-17 22:23:47

I work in customer service and while I would never count I do roll my eyes (call centre! They can't see me and I stay polite to them) when people waffle for five minutes in answer to a yes or no question.

Evilstepmum01 Thu 02-Mar-17 22:23:48

have wine. it helps.

tigerrun Thu 02-Mar-17 22:24:31

I will ask DH a question at dinner then realise he has a mouthful (fair enough) - look expectantly at him for the answer once he has laboriously chewed and swallowed....then he pauses and puts another mouthful in as if I am not sat there, question hanging in the air..

It makes me feel a bit stabby.

PollytheDolly Thu 02-Mar-17 22:24:53

He's the most deliberate twat sometimes!

I think it's deliberate too. I've learnt to do the same back and he hates it.

Is it a man thing and what is its purpose?

Funny creatures.

PollytheDolly Thu 02-Mar-17 22:26:53

will ask DH a question at dinner then realise he has a mouthful (fair enough) - look expectantly at him for the answer once he has laboriously* chewed and swallowed....then he pauses and puts another mouthful in as if I am not sat there, question hanging in the air..

It makes me feel a bit stabby.*

Oh god. Here.... winecake

Evilstepmum01 Thu 02-Mar-17 22:29:58

I have no idea the reasoning behind it.

He claims he's thinking. Fuck my life, how much thinking does a simple question require?

Also does the 'I dont know, what do you want to do' back to me!

Are our DH's related?

tigerrun Thu 02-Mar-17 22:30:09

Thank you - both wine and cake are often the answer (seeing as I'm clearly not getting one from him in a hurry!). grin

PollytheDolly Thu 02-Mar-17 22:32:58

They must be related?

I enjoy doing it back now, or answering a question with a question. I can see the look on his face lol. The other day I got

"Answer then!?"

Well, I laughed grin

It could be worse. There was a thread on the property board recently where a poster claimed she had once viewed a house with her husband and asked what he thought of it.

It took him a while to reply.

A big while.

SEVEN YEARS later he suddenly said "I think we should buy it"

OboePlayingImmortalRabbit Thu 02-Mar-17 22:34:35

My husband does this too. I think it's because he despises me and I am not worthy of his attention.

Evilstepmum01 Thu 02-Mar-17 22:35:26

Well, I laughed

This may well be the answer. Stabbing him in the eyeball with a fork is apparently illegal.

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