This is a hard-won lesson from being around women most of my life.
You can’t win.
The only correct answer is, “Yes dear”.
The wife wants to go to Japan with her friends next year.
You don’t mind?
Yes dear, I don’t – have a good time.
Do you want to come?
Yes dear, but you know as a member of the disabled club I can’t walk that much and I’d be a drag.
So you really don’t mind?
Are you beginning to see how this works?
I’ve gotten along fairly well with most of the ladies in my life following that rule.
Except for two.
I probably asked for it.
Maybe I forgot to say, “Yes dear”.
The other is Lady Luck.
I’ve always felt I’ve lived a charmed life but she and I must have a serious discussion before I go to Vegas at the end of the year.
She can be a bit flighty and I’d like to have her full attention this time.
I’m looking at adding to the retirement fund in a big way.
Some help here would be appreciated.
I’m sure some of you he-men out there are shaking your head over this.
Listen, “Yes dear” doesn’t mean you’re a wuss and giving in.
It means keeping the little lady happy.
Then – go do what you want.
After she finds out and calls you an idiot, you say…
And move on.
It really is that simple.