Friday, September 19, 2008

A Handy Guide for Responding

that should be kept in the wallet of every husband, boyfriend, or significant other:

Dangerous: What's for dinner?
Safer: Can I help you with dinner?
Safest: Where would you like to go for dinner?

Dangerous: Are you going to wear that?
Safer: Gee, you look good in brown.
Safest: Wow! Look at you!

Dangerous: What are you so worked up about?
Safer: Could we be overreacting a bit?
Safest: (Just listen patiently, and keep your mouth shut.)

Dangerous: Should you be eating that?
Safer: You know, there are a lot of apples left.
Safest: Can I get you a glass of wine with that?

Dangerous: What did you do all day?
Safer: I hope you didn't over-do it today.
Safest: I've always loved you in that robe!

(The above has been attributed to Jody Davis, Indianapolis, Indiana)

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