Friday, 12 December 2008


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 sarcastically what in the world I do all day?'

'Yes,' was his incredulous reply.

She answered, 'Well, today, I didn't do it.'

PS: And that’s only the housework! Add to the list: in-house nursing facilities, counsellor, cook, chauffeuring duties (taking the kids to school, sports and parties), food and clothes shopper, tutor, tailor, dog groomer, gardener, plumber, electrician etc …… and some of us work full time too. Ask a man to undertake all these duties!!!!!


Anonymous said...

You go girrrl!


Pushpa said...

Does this change anything. I think NO. They never realise nor appreciate. Merry Christmas.

VG said...

Hi Pushpa. Good to hear from you. I was wondering where you were.

LOL. So true. And a merry christmas to you too, my friend.

Pushpa said...

Busy with work. Year end mah. Took a short break and went to Bandung. Take care.

VG said...

To Bandung? You lucky thing. How was it? Hope you had a great time.

Pushpa said...

Bandung is a shopping heaven for branded cloths and its very cheap. They call it the reject centre. You can find all top brands there. Wheather its authentic, I dont know. You can check on the google for "bandung factory outlet". I will go again and shop. LOL