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PrettyRicky Thu 19-Jan-17 10:24:46

My DH came home unexpectedly and I was in the kitchen doing something I probably shouldn't have been doing but which I do every time I'm home alone.

I was having an imaginary interview on Radio 4 Woman's Hour about my new, hugely critically acclaimed novel.

DH walked in just as I was saying to Jane Garvey "That's an interesting question, Jane. The book's really a reflection on womanhood at times of crisis".

He was just stood there at the kitchen door and said "What is? Who's Jane?" and then looked around the corner to our dining table, presumably expecting to find someone called Jane who'd popped around for a brew.

PrettyRicky Thu 19-Jan-17 10:25:48

There was no woman called Jane, there is no novel and my DH now thinks I'm a complete nut job.

LadyTrevelyan Thu 19-Jan-17 10:26:23


BursarsFrogs Thu 19-Jan-17 10:26:32

Hehe, I love that grin

BankWadger Thu 19-Jan-17 10:26:40


MrsA2015 Thu 19-Jan-17 10:27:43

This is brilliant, you should've kept up the act all day just to mess with him!

minipie Thu 19-Jan-17 10:27:53

grin your husband is now probably quite worried about you

Maudlinmaud Thu 19-Jan-17 10:28:29

Well done op!
I'm glad I'm not disturbed in the shower when I'm accepting my oscar.

whifflesqueak Thu 19-Jan-17 10:28:35

I think that should be a rite of passage for any relationship.

first kiss
meeting the parents
walking in on pretend interviews with the host of a radio 4 programme.

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SallyInSweden Thu 19-Jan-17 10:29:16

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PrettyRicky Thu 19-Jan-17 10:30:05

Whifflesqueak That's a great idea. We've been together 12 years. I can't believe it's taken this long to get to this rite of passage!!

MrDacresEUSubsidy Thu 19-Jan-17 10:30:12

grin sorry but it did make me laugh.

From experience, you need to front it out. So if he thinks you're a nutter then airily tell him that you were practising for a presentation at work. If he wants to know what womanhood has to do with it, then look affronted and tell him that obviously equality and the glass ceiling are fundamental issues in the workplace, so how could you overlook them? If he wants to know who 'Jane' is then tell him it's someone you are coaching/mentoring.

tectonicplates Thu 19-Jan-17 10:30:29

When I do certain things around the house, I sometimes imagine I'm being interviewed by an academic researcher and I'm explaining everything I'm doing. That's not weird at all, oh no blush

MilkTwoSugarsThanks Thu 19-Jan-17 10:31:12

Ack. Ackackack. Bleughhhhhh. Aaaaarghhhhh....

Divorce. And then disappear. It your only option OP. Sorry.

LauraFlossy88 Thu 19-Jan-17 10:31:35

I do this when I'm baking blush. Explain to the (imaginary) camera what I am doing at each step just like I have my own tv show à la Nigella. My DH has heard me a few times because I don't always realise I'm doing it. grin

Collectorofcookbooks Thu 19-Jan-17 10:31:42

That's fantastic.

You're not alone.

DH once caught me as I explained to my devoted viewers exactly how I was creating the perfect supper dish, dropping little hints and tips along the way, complete with me having chopped everything up and put it into little wanky cheffy bowls prior to starting to cook.

TabithaBethia Thu 19-Jan-17 10:31:56

Brilliant grin grin

nigelforgotthepassword Thu 19-Jan-17 10:32:13

I do this all the time.I was out for a walk with the dog last week having an imaginary conversation with someone out loud when I walked past a builder standing by his van. He gave me a very odd look grin

Collectorofcookbooks Thu 19-Jan-17 10:32:20

Cross posted Flossy!

Spudlet Thu 19-Jan-17 10:33:10

DH has never caught me having imaginary arguments with the people at work. But only because I only have them in the car.

I don't even work there any more blush

PrettyRicky Thu 19-Jan-17 10:33:11

tectonic I'm an academic researcher. It'd be fascinating to interview you about everything you do at home!

MrDarces I just told him the truth. I think that made it worse. I sort of expected him to say "Oh yeah, okay, I do that too. I get interviewed for..." but no. He just looked at me blankly and said "I'll leave you to it then" and went back out again- he'd just nipped back for his wallet.

ProudBadMum Thu 19-Jan-17 10:33:23

grin and I bought was bad getting caught watching Ru Paul's Drag Race

HowardMoonsJazzTrumpet Thu 19-Jan-17 10:34:34

DH regularly catches me participating in 'choreography corner' on Strictly It Takes Two (when it's on, obvs). The first time it was embarrassing. Now he just walks past me like hmm.

Spudlet Thu 19-Jan-17 10:36:27

Also, sometimes I narrate my day in my head in the voice of David Attenborough.

'The mother knows that her young will become distressed without the immediate application of an organic rice cake. But the parasitic canine is also looking for his share, the washing machine is bleeping, e phone is ringing and the adult male is upstairs trying to concentrate. How will she meet all these conflicting needs?'


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