Choosing the right glass coffee table with my wife was more difficult than agreeing on the best coffee maker. At least we both feel passionately picking out from the best coffee machines, but this passion made us divisive when it came to finding a good table to rest our coffee on. We are both professionals and like getting things our own way. Usually we give each other space so we don’t need to fight over silly things, but when it comes to home décor, my wife wants things here way. Unfortunately, I want things my way too and this caused quite a stir when we tried to buy a table together.
We couldn’t agree on a single coffee table after we had visited over 10 stores. I have a modern sense of taste and want something that is clean and simple that give the room a nice feel and is practical. My wife on the other hand would prefer the coffee table of an Austrian nobleman. She would probably have bought the gold-plated table with rhinestones and lion’s feet if I had agreed to it. I wasn’t going to live in this kind of Venetian palace and told her so, which she did not like. If she wants to play decorator for the King of France, then fine, but not in my home!
We were coming close to a bad fight, but I stopped this from going too far. We don’t forgive and forget quickly like some couples. Our fights can go on for days and are most unpleasant. I didn’t want a stupid coffee table to ruin my next week, so I went ahead with a compromise on the coffee table. We chose one that we could both live with even though neither of us was really crazy about it. At least we got something to put our coffee on and went home while still speaking to each other!