Where can I get my copy of that?

Published 11:09 pm Wednesday, October 6, 2004

By Staff
Chuck Bodiford
There are a ton of books out there all vying for our time between work, television and a number of other distractions that spring up through our normal day to day activities.
There is nonfiction, fiction, and self help. These three categories are only three in a sea of other genres. One book that I recently became interested in lately is a book that I am convinced people receive at some unknown point in there life about that significant other in their lives. If I was to check this book out from our local library I am sure it would be found next to the guide or owner's manual coming with the delivery of a new baby.
This belief is based on first hand knowledge that I have collected over the last six years. Last August my wife and I celebrated six years of wonderful marriage and through those years I am certain she has somehow attained access to a book relating to what a husband and man should be. Let me give you an example. The other night, Steph and I were in the kitchen after one of her classes when we decided that we would have a chilly dog for supper. Upon grabbing the can of chilly from one of the kitchen cabinets, I watched in horror as the can left her hands flipping end over end in the air and landing in the one square foot of the kitchen that was already occupied…by my left foot.
I myself thought I was pretty good. I didn't say anything or even scream in pain. Instead I heard Stephanie say something to the effect of, "get over it you're a man." This is where I begin to think; in what book does it say that men do not have pain receptors in their foot. Certainly I've never read anything about this medical mystery.
I guess it is normal for people to expect things out of others. Everyday, I expect the staff of this newspaper to work as hard as they can to produce the best community newspaper that you deserve.
As a rule of thumb, try to remember it is important that when we do place expectations on people, those expectations can be filled, otherwise you will always be disappointed and the other person will probably always feel inadequate, or one of the two people might end up with a bruised foot.
Chuck Bodiford is an Atmore native and publisher of the Advance. He may be reached by calling 368-2123 or by email at chuck.bodiford@atmoreadvance.com

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