When you ask your wife/girlfriend what she wants for Christmas and she says nothing - well, that may be the one time you don't listen to what she says.
And, when she tags the "nothing" with an explanation that you and her do things for each other through the year so presents are not needed for her under the tree (the one that took four hours for her to decorate) - well, once again, just ignore that.
Plus, if she agrees with you that Christmas is just for kids - you might want to ignore that one as well.
And, you may notice that even though you said you wanted nothing (and meant it), she still got you something special. Just take a little lesson from that gesture.
Just want to make sure you knew all this because it took my husband about seven years to twig on that one.
However, the other day my work colleague asked K what he was getting me for Christmas (I was not around at the time) and he said:
"She says she does not want anything"
Er, I think I need to remind him that what I said and what I meant were not the same.
Sheesh, them men persons take ages to train.....