Upon marriage, it is assumed that each partner knows their station in life: Husband carries the load, seizing opportunities to improve and provide for his family. Wife is released to do everything else, all to cover all bases and support as far as possible and using common sense, her Husband's decisions.
For example, couple heads to Home Depot to purchase stuff for home project. Husband has written in a notebook: screws, nails, bug killer, and a lot of other items.
When Husband walks into Home Depot, he walks aimlessly looking for tools and plumbing. Where is that... you know, those screws I wanted...He mutters to Wife, who rolls her eyes to heavens above in supplication.
|Husband searching aimlessly|
Wife steams inside. She heads over to a stranger in an orange apron. She pleads the Orange apron woman, Help me! Please! Orange apron woman sees Husband, and recognizes that look of frustration, and hurries to help Him.
Husband is embarrassed---HE doesn't need help. The woman in the Orange apron tries to help Husband, but he did not write down the size of the screw or the nail. He could remember those damn sizes! Thank you very much!
Meanwhile, Wife has gone ahead to toss those "other items" into the cart, including several rolls of duct tape. Finally, Orange apron has sorted Husband out, helping him to figure out the screw and nail situation. Husband is pleased. Wife is relieved. Orange apron chalks it up to just another Husband, lost until found by Wife.
As they head to check-out, Wife turns to Orange apron and mouths "Thank You!" Apron mouths back, "Good luck!" Both shake their heads in commiseration.
Home Depot 2014 Video Winner about 4 min. long
Yes, indeedy, our stations in life are important.
The underlined Wednesday Words are from Delores back in 2016. She is such a clever girl.