Where suggestions go to die

Richard has never had much use for opinions other than his own.

Whenever I’d try to share my views with him about something…ANYTHING, he’d plaster a look on his face feigning interest, even though I knew he had none.

When I’d finished making my case he’d just stare at me. Do you have any idea how annoying that is? What was I supposed to do with that?

Once in a while, if I was lucky, I’d get a “duly noted.” Gee, Darling, thanks for throwing me a bone.

Around 20 years ago, in an attempt to assuage my frustration, I made a unique suggestion box for Richard’s desk at home. Suggestions could go in, but there was no way to get them out.

Richard’s Suggestion Box is still as relevant today as it was when I made it. He still doesn’t give a tiny Gerbil’s ass about what anyone else thinks.

In the nutshell of our life together, the only opinions or ideas that matter are Richard’s. The worst part is he’s usually right, damn it.

At the bottom of the blog post The 2018 All About Richard Calendar, I said I’d write about each month in more detail. So, here’s another look at the month of August, and close-ups of Richard’s Suggestion Box.

The 2018 All About Richard Calendar, August

The Top

The Front

The Back

The Side

The Other Side

The Bottom

#lesliejochase_imarried him anyway, The 2018 All About Richard Calendar


  1. i love this. good for both parties involved, for different reasons )
    Thanks, Beth K! It does seem to do the trick!

  2. Oh Em Gee, you are way too funny! Dad is dad, but you are right more than you think!

    Ex Oh Ex Oh,
    That’s what I keep telling him!!! 😘

  3. Duly noted. Good article but I just have a few suggestions….
    Of course you do…

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