12.6.08

What do you do all day.... anyway?


A man came home from work and found his three children outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard.

The door of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house and
there was no sign of the dog.
Proceeding into the entry, he found an even bigger mess.
A lamp had been knocked over, and the throw rug was wadded against one wall. In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door.
He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened.

He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls. As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pyjamas, reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went.

He looked at her bewildered and asked, 'What happened here today?'

She again smiled and answered, 'You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world I do all day?'

"Yes!' was his incredulous reply.

"Well..." She answered with a gleam in here eye...

'...Well, today... I didn't do it."

9 comments:

Sarah said...

I love it!!!

I would love to do that to Alan, but he'd just step over it and keeping going. Mess bothers me MUCH more than it bothers him. Figures!

Trish said...

AHHH HAHAHAHAHAHA

This is so true!

oreneta said...

YES YES YES!!!! Hilarious! Though I actually do that sometimes, not out of spite out of survival. I never get asked what I do all day by the man....

Beth said...

HA! I love this!! Can I use this the next time my husband asks me that stupid question? ;)

Lynda said...

Hehehe ever since I first read this joke I have wanted to do this! Go Girl... (my husband claims that he would be happy if I did nothing occasionally! Yeah right!)

Chick said...

Great & accurate story.

So funny.

Vancouver Isle Doug said...

THAT was funny! Not the ending I expected, I must admit.

lillian said...

lol.. way to go!! :-)

christina said...

Ha ha! I've seen that one before, but it's so funny and SO true.

P.S. Just found your blog via Lillian's and discovered that you're also a Canadian living close to Hannover. Go figure.

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