Adorable, huh? I guess if you end up getting divorced, you should maintain some humor about the whole thing. What better way to infuse a little funny in the ordeal than to associate your ex with the classic murder in the shower scene?
He's pretty nonchalant about it too. We first heard the ring at a team lunch a few weeks ago. My heart raced a little, I dropped my chip in the salsa, but didn't say anything at first. Maybe none of you feel this way, but I'm very open to the possibility that I might be going crazy at any given moment. Meaning sometimes when I hear strange things I wait to see if other people hear it too before I acknowledge.
Of course, had the Psycho music/sound/noise continued without a word from my coworkers, I don't know what my next move would have been. We all know that noise to be a signal that something awful is about to happen; could I eat chips and salsa while trying to anticipate a grisly murder at the same time?
Luckily I didn't have to decide between survival and deliciousness, because my boss rolled his eyes and picked up his phone. "My ex," he explained. We all laughed--my coworkers because it was funny, and I because I was relieved to not yet be entirely insane.
She's called him a few times in the office now, too. I'm grateful to have been exposed to the ring while at lunch, because now I don't have to hide under my desk when I hear it in the office.
Anyway, even without scary ex-spouses and psycho killers, the shower can be a frightening place. We fill it with pretty soaps and shameless a cappella karaoke, but does that really make up for the scary stuff? No.