I'm sure Mr A is no different to most men as far as making decisions is concerned.
We go through a familiar process. He suggests something and asks for my opinion. I disagree and suggest something better. He disagrees. We have words. He then tells me he will do what he wants. I suggest (not always politely) that it's pointless asking my opinion if he's going to do what he wants anyway. We have more words. He then thinks about what he's going to do and eventually does what I have suggested...only he makes out it was his idea all along.
The unfortunate thing about this process is that it often takes days to resolve and for him to finally make a decision. It's such a waste of time and energy and I am annoyed with myself for not being able to deal with it more efficiently. Any ideas please?
He finished rebuilding the perimeter wall last week. He is now working on a wall to replace the fence that was demolished by the tractor that was delivering the sand. It's looking good.
He also thought it a good idea to replace the chicken wire that sections off the front of the garden with something more permanent. He asked my opinion three days ago. He suggested building another wall. The problem is that we have almost run out of stone and he would have to go up the steep hill at the back of the house to hack out some more. That in itself will be very hard work and time-consuming, not to mention pretty treacherous trying to get it down the hill. I suggested that as we still have a lot of wood that he use that to build a fence. He disagreed.
He then suggested a metal fence. I actually agreed that it would look quite good but I thought it would be too expensive. Of course he disagreed so I had to prove the point by getting him to ring the metal suppliers to ask prices. It's very cheap...he said. I asked him to measure up the area to be fenced off and I did some calculations. It wasn't cheap at all...it was damned expensive.
All these suggestions/disagreements/having words....has taken three days.
This afternoon he informs me that HE has decided to build a wooden fence.
I give up!