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Old 01-09-2021, 09:31 AM
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DH was talking about lunch and I said "I need something substantial". In my mind that meant ordering a meal from some where. In his thinking he offered up "How about a bologna sandwich?" I guess that it is bigger than his usual peanut butter and jelly.


Oh well! Later today I am saying "I'm ordering ______ from the restaurant. Do you want anything?"


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Old 01-09-2021, 09:34 AM
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Thanks for the chuckle. I live with a peanut butter man too. Even he laughed when I read your post to him.
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Old 01-09-2021, 10:09 AM
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Yes, that how it would play here too!
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Old 01-09-2021, 10:19 AM
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Hilarious! Thanks for the much needed laugh today!
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Old 01-09-2021, 10:49 AM
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My H 100% would never interpret "I need something substantial" as "I want to get food from a restaurant"

Direct and literal is the only way to effectively communicate here.


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Old 01-09-2021, 11:19 AM
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I need something substantial here would mean 2 bologna sandwiches

I wouldn't think it meant something from a restaurant either, though, to be fair. I would think it just meant more food!
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Old 01-09-2021, 12:46 PM
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I am adding...I wouldn't expect my DH to think I wanted food from a restaurant when I say I want something substantial. But I would definitely be thinking beyond a bologna sandwich.
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Old 01-09-2021, 12:53 PM
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the roles are reversed in my house.

My DH wants the “substantial meal” and I’m content to graze or have a PB & J. The joke in my house is “I want food groups”

Thanks for sharing, this made me laugh.
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Old 01-09-2021, 01:31 PM
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Substantial for me would be something hot, but not necessarily restaurant. I really don’t like cold sandwiches. Don’t mind them hiking or camping, but at home or work they just don’t do it for me.

But that is funny. My parents almost always have balogna at their house. I like it but don’t ever buy it. Dh does like sandwiches. He always buys ham and Swiss cheese to keep in the fridge. However, usually I have to throw out at least half of both because he forgets to eat it. Sometimes I see it and can fix something to incorporate them into, but just eating a sandwich? I never even think about it.
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Old 01-09-2021, 10:12 PM
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We call it “real food” around here. For me, that’s anything I actually have to cook. For DH it is meat-based.


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Old 01-10-2021, 07:41 AM
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I say “real food” when we’re out, and my husband knows that means nothing from a place with a drive-through. Not that I don’t love a good Big Mac...
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