Lying to someone in a relationship is a dangerous thing. If you get caught, the ramifications are so much worse than if you had lied to a stranger or a friend. Lying to a spouse, girlfriend, or partner is so much harder because they know you so well. You probably have a “tell” that let’s them know you’re not being totally truthful, and in situations like these…well, you can’t help but laugh at their pathetic attempt to deceive you!
The other night I was invited out for a night with the ‘guys.’ I told my wife that I would be home by midnight, ‘I promise!’
Well, the hours passed and the beers went down way too easily. Around 3 a.m., a bit loaded, I headed for home.
Just as I got in the door, the cuckoo clock in the hallway started up and cuckooed 3 times.
Quickly, realizing the wife would probably wake up, I cuckooed another 9 times.
I was really proud of myself for coming up with such a quick-witted solution, in order to escape a possible conflict with her.
(Even when drunk as a skunk…. 3 cuckoos plus 9 cuckoos totals = 12 cuckoos = MIDNIGHT!)
The next morning my wife asked me what time I got in, I told her ‘MIDNIGHT’.
She didn’t seem pissed off in the least.
Whew, I got away with that one! Then she said ‘We need a new cuckoo clock.’
When I asked her why, she said, ‘Well, last night our clock cuckooed three times, then said ‘oh sh*t,’ Cuckooed 4 more times, cleared its throat, cuckooed another three times, giggled, cuckooed twice more, and then tripped over the coffee table and farted.
Ha! Thankfully, I’ve never been in a situation quite like this one…but that poor husband! He tried his best to keep her from worrying about the fact that he had stayed out longer than he intended to. Hopefully next time, he’ll just call and explain that he’s having a good time and will be later than they planned! A good relationship has oodles of communication. This guy just didn’t get it! How she hadn’t burst into laughter when he finally made it home is a mystery to me!
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