Worried Housewife

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Oxford, Jul 9, 2002.

  1. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    A worried housewife sprang to the telephone when it rang and listened with relief to the kind
    voice in her ear: "How are you, darling? What kind of a day are you having?"

    "Oh, mother," said the housewife, breaking into bitter tears, "I've had such a bad day. The
    baby won't eat, and the washing machine broke down. I haven't had a chance to go shopping,
    and besides, I've just sprained my ankle and have to hobble around. On top of that, the house
    is a mess, and I'm supposed to have two couples over for dinner tonight."

    The mother was shocked and all sympathy. "Oh, darling," she said, "sit down, relax, and close
    your eyes. I'll be over in a half an hour. I'll do your shopping, clean up the house, and cook
    your dinner for you. I'll feed the baby and call a repairman who'll be at your house to fix the
    washing machine promptly. Now stop crying. I'll do everything. In fact, I'll even call George
    at the office and tell him he ought to come home and help out for once."

    "George?" said the housewife. "Who's George?"

    "Why, George! Your husband!...Is this 223-1374?"

    "No, this is 223-1375."

    "Oh, I'm sorry. I guess I have the wrong number."

    There was a short pause, and the housewife said, "Does this mean you're not coming over?"