I told him the canister issue was important to me, and he asked why it was such a big deal. I told him that I didn't know but it was. He said he didn't realize it was such a big deal. That was as close to an apology as I would get. Mr. Everything does everything, except apologize. In almost 20 years of marriage and almost 5 years of dating before that, I can count on one hand the number of times I have heard him say the words, "I'm sorry." He shows me that he is sorry, but he doesn't tell me. This is something I had to learn to live with, but I know it's just the way he rolls. That's okay. He doesn't apologize, and I don't iron clothes. We're even.
This time, I thought he had insinuated that he was sorry. I thought I had won the battle. Then, I opened the pantry this morning.