even when a man is listening

Es­ti­mated reading time is 1 minute.

THERE I WAS, sit­ting on the bed looking at Berni. She was at her vanity, looking at her­self in the mirror. Just sort of staring, which is not some­thing that she nor­mally does. Since her birthday was not far off (she’s a Scorpio), I asked what she re­ally wanted. “Eight. I’d like to be eight again,” she replied, still looking in the mirror. And I knew ex­actly what I should do!

So on the morning of her birthday, I got up early and made her a nice big bowl of Kel­logg’s Sugar Frosted Flakes! (“Thaaaayyyy’re guurr . . . well, you know what they are.) Then I took her to the Seattle Great Wheel, a 175-foot high ferris wheel at Pier 57 on El­liott Bay.

Then we went back to Red­mond and Red Robin for lunch. I had called in ad­vance, so they served her a Chick-Chick-Chicken Fin­gers off the Kid’s Menu with a vanilla malted milkshake!

Then it was off to the movies to see The Peanuts Movie. Midway through I got up and came back with pop­corn and soda and her fa­vorite candy, M&M Peanuts. (Of course.)

What a day!

Fi­nally, we wob­bled home and col­lapsed into bed to­gether, both ex­hausted. I leaned over to my beau­tiful wife and with a big smile asked, “Well, Pootie Pie, what was it like being eight again?”

Her eyes opened, she stared at me, and her ex­pres­sion changed from puz­zle­ment to un­der­standing. She punched me in the bicep and hissed, “I meant my dress size, you idiot!”

Jaygee’s Moral: Even when a man is lis­tening, he’s still gonna get it wrong . . .


HEADER IMAGE: Snoopy pre­pared to fight the Red Baron in the new 3D and CG an­i­mated The Peanuts Movie.

The Peanuts Movie Of­fi­cial Trailer #1 (2015) - An­i­mated Movie HD

Fi­nally, for more on the truth of the (based-on-a-real-event) anec­dote above, refer to “On Coming to Grips With Scor­pi­onic Power In This Life.”

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