Today's bit of humor first appeared in The Saturday Evening Post a number of years ago. It reveals a sequence of actions where a husband reacts to his wife's colds during seven years of marriage.
1st year cold:
The husband said, "Sugar dumpling! I'm really worried about my baby girl! You've got a bad sniffle and there's no telling about these things with all the strep going around. I'm putting you in the hospital this afternoon for a general check-up and a good rest. I know the food is lousy there, so I'll be bringing you food from Tosini's. I've already got it all arranged with the floor superintendent."
2nd year cold:
"Listen, darling! I don't like the sound of that cough! I've called Dr. Miller to rush over here. Now you go to bed like a good little girl just for Poppa."
3rd year cold:
"Maybe you better lie down, Honey. Nothing like a little rest when you feel lousy. I'll bring you something. Do you have any canned soup?"
4th year cold:
"Now look dear, be sensible! After you've fed the kids, washed the dishes and finished vacuuming, you'd better lie down."
5th year cold:
"Why don't you take a couple of aspirin?"
6th year cold:
"If you'd just gargle or something, instead of sitting around barking like a seal!"
7th year cold:
"For Pete's sake, stop sneezing! Are you trying to give me pneumonia!?"
Those of you who aren't married, sorry, I have no words of wisdom for you today. But, print this out and save it. Who knows when it may come in handy! :-)
"You husbands must love your wives with the same love Christ showed the church. He gave up his life for her." (Ephesians 5:25 NLT)"... train the younger women to love their husbands ..." (Titus 2:4)