Friday, February 16, 2007

To Be 6 Again - The Truth of the Matter

I received this email from my wife this morning...

A man was sitting on the edge of the bed,
observing his wife turning back
and forth, looking at herself in the mirror.

Since her birthday was not far off, he asked
what she'd like to have for her Birthday.

I'd like to be six again, she replied, still
looking in the mirror.

On the morning of her Birthday, he arose early,
made her a nice big bowl of Lucky Charms,
and then took her to Six Flags
theme park. What a day ! He put her on every
ride in the park; the Death Slide, the Wall of Fear,
the Screaming Monster Roller Coaster... everything
there was. Five hours Later they staggered out
of the theme park. Her head was reeling and her
stomach felt upside down.

He then took her to a McDonald's where he
ordered her a Happy Meal with
extra fries and a chocolate shake.

Then it was off to a movie, popcorn, a soda pop,
and her favorite candy,
M&M's. What a fabulous adventure ! Finally she
wobbled home with her
husband and collapsed into bed exhausted.

He leaned over his wife with a big smile and
lovingly asked, Well Dear,
what was it like being six again ??

Her eyes slowly opened and her expression
suddenly changed.

I meant my Dress Size, you dumb ass !!

The moral of the story: Even when a man is
listening, he is going to get it wrong.



To which I replied...

Harrumph! The only thing I have to say about that is that it was typical that the female didn't clearly state what she thought "I'd like to be A six again" and even though the husband did everything he could to try and respond to what he perceived his wife's wishes were, he still ends up getting vilified in the end.

Now, could somebody bring me a drink and the remote?


To which my thoroughly enlightened wife replied...

Blah, Blah, Blah.


HA!! Isn't it typical.


Lou said...

It's the husband's job to be villified. Been happening ever since Adam attempted to pass off responsibility for the choice of fruit to his wife.

The good news is that if we just listen a little louder, we might get the words behind the words. And a clarifying question now or then (other than "What in h--- are you talking about?!?!?"), might go a long way towards at least making the hill of understanding a little less treacherous.

Rick J said...

"How do you know when a man is wrong? He's breathing."
an anonymous wife

And I thought it was only me.