Monday, April 30, 2007

We celebrate this holiday 24/7 in our house

News of the Weird

On Jan. 31, several hundred Japanese husbands recognized the second annual Beloved Wives Day to upgrade Japanese men's notorious, deeply ingrained indifference to their spouses. Among the husbands' vows: be home from work by the unusually early hour of 8 p.m.; actually look into the missus's eyes and say "thank you"; and try to remember to call her by her name (instead of, as many apparently do in substitution, grunting at her). (Divorce in Japan remains relatively rare, but marital estrangement has been rapidly increasing in recent years.) [Taipei Times-AP, 2-1-07]

The pressure is just to great to keep this going 24/7 though. I think I'm going to see if MM will cut me some slack and come to a compromise. I'll show her deference for 6 days out of each week; then on one day I get to grunt at her all I want. I'll let you know how that works out for me.

5 comments:

Palm boy said...

I'm expecting a rather depressed post announcing your divorce in about 6 months.

kingdavid said...

No way. It's taken her 13 years to get use to my sense of humor; but she did it. She always tells me that when we were first dating she didn't think I had any sense of humor. I of course thought that she spent way to much time analyzing every little thing to the Nth degree. We've both come a long way, and it seems to working just fine.

Gabrielle Eden said...

You guys are grrrrrrrreat!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't have said it any better sweetheart. Love ya!
Mocha-Momma

Bike Bubba said...

How a grunt is perceived by the wife depends a lot on how it's delivered, I've learned.