Arriving home after an exhausting day at the office, her husband slumps into an armchair.

“What’s for dinner?” he asks, “I’m famished.”

She smiles. “Your choice.”

He frowns. “Haven’t you made anything?”

“Yes, of course.”

“Then why is it… don’t bother, it’s been a long day.”

“Alright Mr. Grumpy, you’ll feel better after you’ve showered and changed.”

“Why do I need to shower and change?”

“Because of what I’ve made for dinner!”

A short silence follows.

“Reservations!”

Her words ignite an explosion of colourful expletives and slamming of a door.

Why, she asks herself, are a woman’s efforts never appreciated?

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Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

Oh! Linda, I read once about a Mr Grumpy – his wife’s solution was simple. She would bake the meat pies he loved, and always served with a delightful smile. Mister Grumpy never suspected they were made with dog meat. (did he find out? Well if he did, I guess he would be barking mad, ha, ha)

Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
1 year ago

Linda, you could have put the cat among the pigeons, when Christer reads you story!

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Eric Radcliffe
Eric Radcliffe(@eric-radcliffe)
Reply to  Linda Rock
1 year ago

As they say in the West, you had better be packing a 6 iron, and we are not talking golf here Linda.

Carrie OLeary
Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
1 year ago

LOL, that’s funny Linda. Gave me a Sunday morning smile ?

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Marianna Pieterse
Marianna Pieterse(@marianna-pieterse)
1 year ago

Linda, another great story! It was fun to read and made me smile. It sounds like his wife will have her hands full with him.

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Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
1 year ago

This one made me smile. Great job, Linda.

Lotchie Carmelo
Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
Reply to  Linda Rock
1 year ago

You’re welcome, Linda.

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Daisy Blacklock
Daisy Blacklock(@daisy-blacklock)
1 year ago

This story made me smile. I also love the final sentence because indeed ‘Why are a woman’s efforts never appreciated?’

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