We drove to dinner but he was still angry, and started complaining at the Michael Scott Santa’s coming that’s what she said Ugly Christmas shirt. I shut my mouth and ate. He got a call that his friend’s wife was in labor and we took our food to go; in the car he started complaining again. It was the same complaints he’d listed before, that I was overreacting even though he’d apologized; the irony is, in hindsight, delicious. Once we got to his house and were instructed to wait for further news, he started to complain again!
Anyone who knows me is Michael Scott Santa’s coming that’s what she said Ugly Christmas shirt, and I finally wondered why I was putting up with it and said so. He was SO angry and drove me home in frigid silence. We met once more at a coffee shop to try and work things out, each bringing a list of concerns, but it struck me as odd how my list consisted of things like respect, stepping away when things get heated, listening to feedback, and his were more regarding gratefulness. In less than a week when driving me to work he was cold and silent, and I asked him what was wrong, but he refused to answer until right when we arrived at my building.