I ignored her tantrum and walked into the house
I was tired of looking at the grass around the air conditioning unit. I was told I had to get the grass and debris from around the air conditioning unit, but it just grew back. My wife thought we should sow grass killer and then plant flowers around the air conditioning unit. She said the flowers would be as aggressive as the grass, and they would only be there for a couple of months. We could replant the flowers in the spring. This made perfect sense since the flowers wouldn’t grow back until spring, and probably after we had the air conditioning unit serviced. Three months later, the flowers were growing more aggressively than the grass. The HVAC technician had told us the area around the air conditioning unit had to be kept clear for good airflow. The flowers were two feet high, and they had bushed out. I could see where the vines were growing into the air conditioning unit and not out into the yard. I pulled out my hedge clippers and began cutting the flowers back, and my wife stopped me. She told me she loved those flowers, and she didn’t want me hacking at them. I tossed the clippers down and told her to deal with the air conditioning unit when it broke from lack of airflow. She stomped her foot and yelled that she would deal with it if it broke. I ignored her tantrum and walked into the house. She carefully pulled out every flower and transplanted them near the fence, but I wasn’t sure they were going to survive, but I wouldn’t tell her that. I would have just trimmed them so they weren’t so close to the AC unit.