I've heard these words from my husband many times over, as he really has gotten to despise painting.
So much of his residential remodeling business used to be Painting Business, and I guess he just gets so sick of it sometimes. And there are long periods of time when he does exactly that - not paint.
But then, one fine morning, I'll have his morning coffee ready for him, and he will emerge from the bedroom with his white painter's clothes on. I try really hard not to say anything - like, say ...'I told you you'd paint again!' or something equally snarky!
HAHA! ...because I suppose I should just be glad he is going to work, and getting paid.
And you know, he does a damn fine job painting! I hear all about it from people - "Oh, Mark did such a good job on my house - my living room looks fabulous!" ....or - "Mark had the best idea for my bedroom walls - I never would have thought of it, and it looks so wonderful!" Ad infinitum.
I can say it has been, at this time, quite a while since I've seen the 'painter's white's' in the laundry, but, you can never tell....