Husband traps complaining wife in car

It’s not even 8 a.m. and Claus and I drive together to drop Olivia off at school. On the way home, I start telling him – OK, complaining about – lady business. Well, it starts as “telling” but as I talk, I get worked up with and about hormones, and it would not be unfair to use the verb “complaining” towards the end of this monologue tirade statement. 

I look over and I see his eyes glazing over, and it makes me self-aware again. “Oh, sorry. I’m sure you really wanted to hear about this first thing in the morning, right?”

“Yeah. That was my goal for today,” he utters, as he pulls the car into the garage. He neatly slides my side up against the wall with three inches of clearance, so when I go to open the door, I can’t.

“Hey! Did you do this on purpose?” I ask, as he is walking into the house already.

“Trap you in the car so you can’t come in the house and complain more?” he says while politely returning to the driver’s seat to move the car. “Of course not.”

I don’t know. I’m still a little suspicious.

Diane Ako

Peace of mind By Diane Ako I like to reflect on life. Sometimes it’s philosophically. Sometimes it’s humorously. For all its beauty, life is far too difficult a journey to take alone. You need the support and connection with others to help carry you along the way. Writing brings me that connection– within and without. It clarifies my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reach out to others for advice, wisdom, or feedback. Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become you. A wise yogi- Patanjali- said, “Speak what is true. Speak what is pleasant.” Let’s speak of things pleasant to one another and seek some peace of mind along the way. ABOUT Diane Ako joined Hawaii: In Real Life in October 2016. She likes being part of a community of local bloggers – people who like writing and sharing, like she does. Ako is an anchor/ reporter at Island News (KITV4 – ABC) in Honolulu. She previously anchored and reported at KHON2 (FOX) and KHNL (NBC), and at stations in California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. She freelance writes for NMG Network's magazines. In between news jobs, in 2017, she launched and ran her own p.r. company, Diane Ako PR. From 2010-2014, she headed the public relations department at Halekulani Corporation, which oversees luxury resort Halekulani and boutique hotel Waikiki Parc. She’s been blogging since 2009 – before Hawaii: IRL, she wrote for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the state’s largest daily newspaper, where her stories garnered a dozen journalism awards and an Emmy nomination. Ako has a BA in Communications from Menlo College and an MA in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She volunteers as a board member of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, a Shinto shrine maiden at Daijingyu Temple, a citizen-scientist studying shrimp, and a yoga teacher at a senior center.

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