Posted by: notdeaddinosaur | October 16, 2010

Welcome to Our World

I was chatting with a sixty-something lady as I drew her blood to monitor her diabetes. She mentioned that she was generally eating quite well, except for the times her husband made something for dinner that she wouldn’t mind not having again.

“Your husband cooks dinner?” I said. “That’s nice.”

She laughed and started to talk:

“When the girls were young and Harry was working, I was home all day, so I made sure that every evening his supper was ready as soon as he walked in the door. Then the kids grew up and left home, and I went to work too. But somehow, even though we were both working, Harry seemed to think I should still have dinner ready the moment he got home. Now he’s retired and home all day, but I’m still working.

“Up until a few months ago, he’d spend the day doing I don’t know what, then confront me as soon as I walked in and say, ‘Where’s dinner?’

“Finally, I’d had it! I looked him in the eye and said, ‘Harry; all those years when you were working and I was home, I had your supper ready for you. Now that you’re home and I’m working, I think you should have dinner ready for me as soon as I walk in the door.’

“Dr. Dino, the look on his face was priceless. It had never occurred to him!

“Since then, he’s been wonderful about getting supper on the table, as well as doing other stuff around the house. He’s gone a little overboard, though. The other day, I had just barely walked in the door and he said, ‘You didn’t notice!’

“‘Notice what?’ I said.

“‘I washed the kitchen floor. You really have to get down and scrub it at least twice a week or it looks just terrible.’

“I just started laughing and said, ‘Welcome to my world, Harry.'”

As one who still has the primary responsibility for getting dinner started, I laughed appreciatively. Welcome to our world, indeed.


  1. LOL! My hubby will call me towards the end of a 12hr shift and want to know what’s for dinner!!– “Don’t know, babe. Here it’s saltines and stale coffee or tube feeding!” For the love of God, THINK MEN, THINK!!!!

  2. Too funny!

  3. […] Welcome to Our World […]

  4. LOVE!

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