The other day I bumped into a person I know from town at the local coffee shop. She was wearing this old strappy-type dress that hung so low that her boobs were kind of hanging all out. And we're not talking movie-star boobs, but momish boobs. Plus, she was carrying around this really old pocketbook--it was dark with dirt and yuckiness. Also, she didn't look like she had washed her hair in days. She's kind of a salesperson, so I didn't understand why she doesn't take more care with her appearance.
I came home and told Peter that I didn't understand why my friend wanted to look so slovenly.
"Well, you look slovenly sometimes."
"Uh... Uhm... EXCUSE ME?" I said. "I may look SLOPPY all the time, but I don't EVER LOOK SLOVENLY."
Apparently, Peter didn't know the difference.
Sloppy is when you might not iron your shirt so it's still a bit wrinkly, but slovenly is when you don't even bother putting on a bra.
So after a loooong discussion where he took back the part about saying I was SLOVENLY--I said:
"The thing is, she IS married. Isn't it her husband's job to tell her that she doesn't look very good in that dress?"
And Peter said: "Oh, nooooooooo. That's the LAST thing he would ever do."