12:46 PM

My baggage

Posted by Holly Homer |

One of my all time favorite TV episodes was the Baggage episode of Everybody Loves Raymond.

It portrays the pinnacle of a couple's passive-aggressive fighting with perfection.

They share a suitcase on a weekend trip.
When they return it gets placed on the stair landing.
Where it sits for days, and then weeks.
Clothes that were packed inside the suitcase they start wearing.
But no one moves the suitcase.

What does it say about me that I am playing this passive-aggressive game with myself?
I brought home my suitcase.
I placed it in the masterbath.
Where it has sat for days...6 days...almost a week.
Clothes that were packed inside the suitcase I have started wearing.
But no one moves the suitcase.

Blog-Stedman is unpacked.
The boys are unpacked.
The rest of the house has attained Nirvana-neutral status.

Yet my suitcase remains...

In the end of the Everybody Loves Raymond episode, Raymond is leaving for a weekend trip and does this:



Can anyone lend me some stinky cheese?

24 comments:

JCK said...

That wouldn't work with me. I'd be downing the stinky cheese with lots of wine.

Kaye said...

This is also one of my favorite episodes of Raymond. Probably my favorite since it is the first one I remember when I think about the show.

The Dental Maven said...

A patient told me that when he and his wife divorced, his wife made a big fuss about keeping the expensive custom drapes in their (now her)home. On the day he moved out she wasn't there. He took down the drapery rods, stuffed them with shrimp and left.

kbreints said...

I LOVE THAT EPISODE! It SO speaks to me and my husbands relationship. I will TRY my hardest to ignore something just to see if he will do it... but inevitably he waits me out and I do it just so I don't have to look at it anymore.

come to find out he REALLY could car less and was not playing the game... it was me... against... ME. Errrr

ValarieLea said...

This is so me! I will come home from a trip and continue to get ready from the suitcase and overnight bag.

carmen said...

Ahem. Chris got home from a business trip one week ago today. His suitcase is still in our bedroom. Unpacked.

♥georgie♥ said...

LMAO...ummm yes chesse = wine it;s a win win situation!

kelliebean said...

No stinky cheese - it's Friday Night Vino here and I need it.

However, I do have an abundance of plastic grocery bags if you need to take a weekend trip anytime soon...

Threeboys1mommy said...

BEST EPISODE EVAH!!

~Jamie said...

HAHA I tell ya... that sometimes happens even with our laundry bags... like I will look over and before I know it, we have been living out of a big blue IKEA bag I used to carry our laundry upstairs the last week!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I think I would have thrown the suitcase at him before it got to that point. I don't really do passive-aggressive.

Manic Mommy said...

My favorite Raymond is the one where Marie sculpts a statue that looks like a vulva. Truly hysterical.

Angie Ledbetter said...

A week? Child's play! I've got packed suitcases older than my youngest kid who's 16! (Unpacking means the trip's really over.) LOL

franticallysimple said...

Yourself needs to get off her high horse and unpack that bag. Why is she just waiting for you to use it when she used it too?! How rude!

(I'm hanging at a sleepover at Blue Yonder [http://blueyonder.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/01/pajama-party-beebeemod-giveaway.html] tonight and I just TP'd your blog. Whoot-whoot!)

Weaselmomma said...

You's unpack faster if you'd have brought home a ski instructor. Keep this in mind for the future.

Brittany said...

I died laughing at this, this is my FAVE episode as well, only second to Deb trying to hit Marie in the head with a frying pan when Marie wasn't looking.

Anyways, LITERALLY, I just emptied and put away our suitcases from our October Florida trip 2 weeks ago!

I mean, no hurry, it's winter and it was really just a great stroage for our summer cothes:)

Happy Campers said...

I love that episode too!

Wifey Dessert said...

I love that episode too!!! now that i am married it is a perfect example of the wife trying to get the hubby to do and then the hubby thinking the woman should LOL

the planet of janet said...

so ... um ... have you been peeking in the window of my house or something? (not that i would EVER put stinky cheese in a suitcase ... but i sure as heck would leave it sitting around forever and wear the clothes out of it. sigh)

Eudea-Mamia said...

That was my ultimate favorite episode.

Sigh.

I miss that show.

Jenny said...

I've started emptying the dirty clothes directly into the laundry room before taking the bags upstairs...but it doesn't help. It still sits there waiting for one of us to make the first move.

Great post!

Roger said...

I just found my son's suitcase from his trip to Bosnia last June. Along with a small family of rodents. Need any mice? :)

Amy W said...

Too funny! I haven't watched this show in YEARS, yet I remember this episode. It really must have hit some nerves with a bunch of people, judging by the comments you're getting.

MoscowMom said...

I also ADORED that episode!!!! Hmm... Our over 500 lbs of luggage after Christmas are unpacked... but that does NOT mean it's all put away in a proper place... UGH, UGH, UGH!

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