dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Regular Dumb Guy Moments and the women who hate them.

We're about six months' or so away from Phil and Georgia moving into their new home. The reason that I mention this is that we add a new element to the domestication of Phil that isn't looking down at his pre-marriage lifestyle or winnowing away the 'useless junk' that he no longer needs now that he's a 'serious' member of 'adult' society. Having Georgia complain about belongings that remind him of a life that didn't have her in it is old business.

The new business comes into play when Phil makes the mistake of thinking that he's saved the day and made the move easier by bumming a half-ton off a pal in order to save money that would otherwise be spent paying movers who kind of know what they're actually doing. While Phil's intention was good and he thought that he'd be praised for saving the day and standing on his own, what happened is that he forgot that Georgia isn't going to like being wet or uncomfortable or inconvenienced in any way as the result of his being a regular dumb guy from the sticks. There is a strong undercurrent of frustration, anger and intolerance directed towards regular dumb guys having regular dumb guy moments he's simply not aware of because he IS a regular dumb guy. If he weren't, he'd have learned the right lesson from Elly getting pissed off at John's regular dumb guy moments.
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