Silly Sunday

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How To Treat Your Wife:

It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they were younger. When you notice this, try not to yell at them. Some are oversensitive, and there’s nothing worse than an oversensitive woman.

My name is Ron. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife, Carol.

When I retired a few years ago, it became necessary for Carol to get a full-time job, along with her part-time job, both for extra income and for the health benefits that we needed.

Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to show her age. I usually get home from the golf club about the same time she gets home from work Although she knows how hungry I am, she almost always says she has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don’t yell at her. Instead, I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she gets dinner on the table.

I generally have lunch each day in the Men’s Grill at the Golf Club, so eating out is not an option in the evening. I ‘m ready for some home-cooked grub when I hit that door. She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now, it’s not unusual for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner. I do what I can by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won’t clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as it does seem to motivate her to get them done, before she goes to bed.

Another symptom of aging is complaining, I think. For example, she will say that it is difficult for her to find time to pay the monthly bills during her lunch hour. But, boys, we take ’em for better or worse, so I just smile and offer encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two, or even three days. That way, she won’t have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing lunch completely now and then wouldn’t hurt her any (if you know what I mean). I like to think tact is one of my strong points.

When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods. She had to take a break, when she was only half-finished mowing the front lawn. I try not to make a scene. I’m a fair man… I tell her to fix herself a nice, big, cold glass of freshly squeezed lemonade and just sit for a while. And, as long as she is making one for herself, she may as well make one for me, too.

I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Carol. I’m not saying that showing this much patience & consideration is easy. Many men will find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, guys, even if you just use a little more tact and less criticism of your aging wife because of this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After all, we are put on this earth to help each other.


Ron died suddenly on January 31 of a perforated rectum.

The police report says he was found with a Calloway extra-long 50-inch Big Bertha Driver II golf club jammed up his rear end, with barely 5 inches of grip showing, and a sledge hammer lying nearby.

His wife Carol Anne was arrested and charged with murder.

The all-woman jury took only 10 minutes to find her Not Guilty, accepting her defense that Ron, somehow without looking, accidentally sat down on his golf club.

Hat tip: Linda W.

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40 thoughts on “Silly Sunday

  1. stevebethere says:

    Ouch! I honestly think that Ron should have looked and checked before he sat down you could say it was a hole in one, mind you it would have been something if he had survived seeing him trying to walk with that wedged up his arse LOL :-O

    Have a notguiltytastic SSS :-f

  2. Paul Pietrangelo says:

    Ron was a complete asshole. My wife does most of the work outside due to me not being able but I do all the cooking and baking. When MaryLou comes in after working outside she lies down and rests, I get her a drink and when dinner is ready I call her to the table. I know that was just a funny joke but in reality men and women have to work together to succeed. That's what I believe
    Have a great Sunday Sandee & Zane. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

  3. Linda says:

    Too funny, Sandee! I hope you had a great weekend! The weather here in Montreal has been so beautiful and I have been out a lot, hence my late reply. Love and hugs to you. πŸ™‚

  4. mail4rosey says:

    My grandpa was like this, but in an odd way we all knew he loved my grandmother dearly. When he got terminally ill he turned into this angel of a man. I mean lovey dovey, sweet and wonderful helpful. All those years we thought it was 'just the way he was…' turns out he could have changed at any moment, he just didn't want to. Real eye opener for me, and I'm so glad he gave those last months to my grandma the way he did. Better late than NEVER…even if it's really late sometimes. πŸ™‚

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