Husbands vs wives
13 June, 2011
A friend told me a story which (I claim) illustrates the difference between men and women, at least in a middle-aged, married context.
He and his wife were passing a shop window which showed off beautiful high-end kitchens, and in which a young couple were being shown what was on offer. His wife said to him: “Lucky them, buying a new kitchen”.
The husband claims to have replied: “But no, lucky us, we already have a kitchen which works very well and which, moreover, is fully paid for. Those poor young people are probably going deep into debt to acquire a fancy kitchen beyond their needs.” The wife’s response was not supplied. I think my friend tells the story to show himself in a good light: we are to be impressed with his maturity, common sense and frugality. I fear not everybody will go along with this.