Last week, my colleague was pouring her complaints out about her husband. How he demands that she cooks, cleans, irons and does all the chores while he does not lift a finger. How his wishes and needs supersedes hers.
I could understand where she is coming from. The MCP (Male Chauvinist Pig) strikes again.
I blurted, yeah straight men and rolled my eyes.
Then she retorted and said, "What? Who knows, you might be an MCP too to your darling."
Now, as modest as I am (ahem!), I know that I am not an MCP. I treat Nyk well. Yes, there are disagreements and hurtful words spoken, but it is and will be never my intention to hurt his feelings. And he knows that too.
In fact, I do my best to make him feel loved, appreciated and taken care of.
Coincidentally, just a few days ago, he was upset because he thought I was pressuring him to spend time with me. This was actually not what I meant. I had wanted him to take a couple of days off, but he is not sure of his work schedule yet.
Of course, I understand his predicament and said well, it's fine. But if possible, do take leave so that we could spend time together.
My sweet dear felt pressured because he thought too much. On one hand he badly wants to spend time with me and on the other, there are other factors involved. He felt as if he was being pulled in different directions.
For that, I apologised to him. I really do understand his situation.
If I am an MCP, let me be the most cherished person instead.
Remember that you are never pressured to do anything, OK?