Friday, March 19, 2010

The Work Husband

I was talking my work husband the other day (one of them...I have three....I'm a slutty work wife) and all kinds of hurtful, I suppose, hidden things came up. I don't know how, but I always end up becoming the relationship therapist at work. I guess I have a trusting face? Which is really funny, because I can be a real bitch.

This time though, I opened up. My work husband and I were talking about music, and I learned that he plays the piano, which really surprised me. I can't play to save my life. I can read music. I know what notes are what on the piano, but put sheet music in front of me and ask me to play? I will fail. Miserably. Anyway. Piano reminds me of my ex. Not The Ex, but my ex before Gzilla. I really thought that this guy and I were IT. He wrote me a song for Valentine's Day (I know, swoon, right?) and then slept with someone else. And didn't have the balls to tell me himself... he broke up with me instead because he felt guilty.

And I told my work husband all of this. No one at work knows this stuff. But why is it that this guy I feel safe telling this stuff to? And there are certainly things that I know about him that I don't think a lot of people know. It's nice to know that there's someone that if I'm having a problem, I know that I can say "WHAT THE HELL" to, and there's no judgement. Just a third party view and an "I know your pain."

I do have three work husbands though. Each of them serves a different purpose. My original work husband is my gay work husband. And I'm his straight work wife. We pick on each other, but know that there's love. My second work husband and I watch all the same TV shows, so we discuss LOST at great detail as well as How I Met Your Mother and The Big Bang Theory. But mostly LOST. What's funny about him is that I had never even heard the term "work husband" or "work wife" until his ACTUAL wife introduced me to her sister as the "work wife." Anyone else have work husbands? (Gidget, the Grouper doesn't count... as he is your ACTUAL husband.)


Joanie M said...

I don't WANT any of the men I work with to be a husband, work or otherwise!

Fidgeting Gidget said...

I do have a work husband! He doesn't know it, but I refer to him as that to other people. And there's one I'd like to be my work husband, but I don't think he'll accept my proposal. I am the slut at work, too. I always have people telling me that I "get around" because I work all over the place for a bunch of different departments.

And you read my mind...I was going to say, YES, I DO! He's my actual husband!