A Sincere Need to Economize
After our last child was born, my wife told me we had to cut back on expenses -- in fact, she said, I had to give up drinking beer. I was not a big drinker, maybe a 12-pack on weekends.
Anyway, I gave it up, and everything was fine until I noticed the other day when she came home from shopping.
The receipt included $45 worth of makeup!
When she came in from the garage, I confronted her.
"Wait a minute!" I said, pointing at the pile of cosmetics. "I've given up beer and you haven't given up anything!"
She said, "I buy that makeup for you, so I can look pretty for you!"
"Hell," I told her. "That's what the beer was for!"
I'm not sure yet, but I don't think she'll be back. It's already been a month now.
Posted February 27, 2006