You may have read in my last post that I said a very silly thing to my Beloved.
See I put my foot down.
However, a few minutes later I felt even worse.
My hearing isn't what it used to be, and it turned out that what my beloved actually said was:
"I really need some sticks now"
She was putting some plants in a pot, and needed some bamboo sticks as supports.
This was not what I heard.
My Beloved is also going a wee bit deaf, but in this particular case, my error was grossly exaggerated by the context.
From her point of view, she asked me to help with a trivial piece of gardening and I responded by saying I didn't love her any more.
Roma locuta est. Causa finita est
She has spoken. I am doomed.