Hey Lady, Thanks For Helping Out

The other day my mind was roaming while working through a series of mindless tasks in our apartment: take out the trash, pick up the dog toys, sort the recycling. Then I went to empty the dishwasher and discovered that task had already been completed. Later that evening, in an effort to show my wife how much it means to me that we both chip in and do these menial tasks I said, "Thanks for emptying the dishwasher." She gave me a blank look for a moment and then I remember that, while lost in thought and robotically cleaning up the apartment, it had actually been me who had emptied the dishwasher. I did it and forgot about it. So, instead of looking like an appreciative, gracious husband, I looked like a very passive-aggressive human being.