Asking For Permission The Stepford Way

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Here at the Stepford Organization, not only do us girls always ask our men for their advice, we always ask for their permission. We ask for his permission before making purchases, we ask for his permission if we’re going to spend an afternoon out, we ask his permission before we take a little bite of a delightfully guilty dessert (which is seldom, because ladies…remember the waistline!)

But there is two ways of asking for permission. Although we have a deep reverence and admiration for a man’s guidance in every part of our daily decision making, we feel a man doesn’t want to be constantly harassed with every minutiae of our lives, most of which are meaningless anyway. So instead of going to him and posing the same question in the same exact way “what do you think I should do?” We suggest the Stepford Way of asking for permission.

These are basically variations of the question “what should I do?”

  • “Honey, I’d Like To Hear Your Opinion On This”
  • “What would you do in this case?”
  • “What do you think would be the smart thing to do?”
  • “How would you approach this?”
  • “I’m thinking of going out, is there anything you need me to do before I leave?”
  • “I’m thinking of going out, when is a good time you’d like me to be back?”
  • “I’m thinking about making this purchase, do you think it’s financially wise?”
  • “My opinion is whatever your opinion of the matter is.”
  • “I’m happy when you’re happy.”
  • “I value your input.”
  • If you’re at a lost of how to phrase “what should I do?” to your husband – a phrase that should be first and foremost in every Stepford Wives’ mind, just remember our no. 1 rule of thumb” The word you or your should be in every phrase or question when you are communicating to your husband or man asking for his permission.

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