Ivor Shiner, email

BOB left work one Friday evening. It was payday, so instead of going home, he stayed out the entire weekend partying with his friends and spending his entire wages.

When he finally returned home on Sunday night, he was confronted by his angry wife and was barraged for nearly two hours with a tirade befitting his actions. At the end of it all, she reproved him: “How would you like it if you didn’t see me for two or three days?”

Bob replied: “That would be fine with me.”

So Monday went by and he didn’t see his wife. Tuesday and Wednesday came and went without Bob seeing his wife.

But on Thursday, the swelling went down just enough that he could see her a little out of the corner of his left eye.