Ludlow: Life would be boring without humor
I was talking to a friend the other day and she informed me that she now knows how much she would be missed if she was no longer around. She recently went to church on a Saturday early evening service and left her husband home cooking the evening meal.
Well, when the Mass was over, she went out to the parking lot to her vehicle and it wouldn’t start. As luck would have it, she didn’t have her cellphone with her, either. So she borrowed a phone from someone else and called her hubby. He didn’t answer, so she left a message and waited for him to show up.
She said she would have walked home, but it was kind of cold and all she wasn’t wearing a jacket.
When she called him, it was a little after 6. She waited over an hour and no hubby. And by this time, the parking lot is empty. Finally, about 20 minutes later, here he comes.
He was cooking when she left, and he had finished the dinner, eaten and cleaned up the kitchen before finally looking at his phone and discovering the message. He apparently was busy with kitchen duties and never heard the phone ring.
You would think that maybe he might have missed her when it was time to eat, wouldn’t you? Apparently he never noticed she wasn’t there. I thought it was funny, especially how she told it. I know a lot of men aren’t very observant, but really?
And speaking of guys, a lot of them aren’t very good in the kitchen. I have a friend whose wife worked with a travel company. She took tours to different locations. When she was gone, her hubby lived on doughnuts from the Pastry Shoppe.
And another case in point was a woman who worked for us in the store. We often went on buying trips for merchandise to Chicago for the weekend. While she was gone, her husband lived on peanut butter sandwiches. When she came home, there would be a dirty knife in the sink.
And I have no business making light of men who don’t cook. I’m not exactly Betty Crocker in the kitchen, either. Recently I’ve been drinking Kellogg’s Special K Protein drink every morning for breakfast. All I have to do is open the container, pour it in a glass and drink it. And I also eat a lot of peanut butter sandwiches and hamburgers. Usually at night, I’ll eat something hot, even if it’s only a TV dinner. At least it’s a hot meal.
The Packers got back on track against a poor Cowboys team last Sunday. I hope they can do the same in Oakland and Arizona.
Merry Christmas, everyone! Winter is getting shorter by the day.
Barb Ludlow is a former Kewaunee County reporter. Email her at [email protected].
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press Gazette: Ludlow: Life would be boring without humor