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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Good for you.

I am always touched when I hear men unabashedly end phone conversations with their wives with "Love you."

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's the way that I end calls to my parents too. :-)

I don't think that anyone should hesitate to answer this way if it's true. Even in earshot of others; even at work.

Cheers,
Tim.

2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've heard men do that, too. But dont you think that when people do that out of habit, not out of a feeling of love arising from their heart, its a waste?

3:32 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Yay Tim!

Missed you in LA over the holidays. You shoulda hung out with me'n'Anand.

3:37 PM  
Blogger bobvis said...

I am always touched

You still made sure to make fun of him though, right?

6:35 AM  
Blogger JRoth said...

My wife used to work with someone who would end conversations with his wife by... I don't know how to transcribe it. Imagine saying "I love you" without moving, or really opening, your lips. I mean, everyone knows that A-E-C rise-and-fall, especially when one is ending a conversation with one's spouse. So what was the point?

Sadness, I think, is the answer.

8:49 AM  
Anonymous Blume said...

Huh, I'd never thought of 'I love you' as something that could be recognizable just from its particular prosody. But I like teaching non-native speakers that you can say 'I don't know' just by sort of singing the tones.

11:02 AM  

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