Jim is from Minnesota, but he should be from Missouri, which is pronounced "Miz-zor-ah" if you are from there or near there. (I learned this thanks to our friends Don and Rachel. Hi!*waving from home*)
Missouri's state nickname is "The Show Me State".*
If Jim hasn't experienced it himself, read it with his own eyes, or tasted it with his own lips, then it just didn't happen.
I speak the truth.
The other day I noticed that the vent fan in the bathroom wasn't working. It just made a "rrrrrrr" sound when I turned it on. Sounded like the motor was stuck. We use this fan constantly to keep the moisture out of the bathroom when we shower.
Later, I mentioned this to Jim while he was making his breakfast coffee.
"Hon, did you notice that the fan wasn't working in the bathroom?" I described the sound and told him what I thought was the problem.
He shrugged and said, "It worked for me!"
Then he continued to make his coffee.
This pissed me off royally.
He totally blew me off! I know some of you out there may think, "The man just said what really happened."
Okay, that's true. But I wanted to feel VALIDATED. Couldn't he add to his statement something like, "I'll look into it. Something must be causing the motor to stop and start."
This isn't the first time. I've been known to quote something that I've read saying, "You know, I read 'blah, blah, blah'" and he would answer, "I don't believe it! WHERE did you read that?"
Of course, my memory being what it is, I couldn't remember WHERE I had read the particular fact, just that I had READ it!
Believe me, I wish I HAD remembered what magazine or book I had read the article in, because I would LOVE to PROVE it and then smack my husband over the head with it! Not really! (yes really)
Jim, on the other hand, retains EVERYTHING he reads. His brain is soooo big, it's a wonder that his neck can hold his head up. Not only can he remember WHAT he read, but WHERE he read it! I bet he could even quote the page number.
There's something wrong with that!
I don't want to fill my brain up mindless information like that! I can barely remember my new home phone number!
*The 'Show Me State' expression may have began in 1899 when Congressman Willard Duncan Vandiver stated, "I'm from Missouri and you've got to show me." taken from here