anything around the house and certainly not any housework. That, he declared, was
But one evening Mar y arrived home from work to find the children bathed, a load of
wash in the washing machine and another in the dr yer, dinner on the stove and a
beautifully set table, complete with flowers.
She was astonished, and she immediately wanted to know what was going on. It turned
out that Charley, her husband, had read a magazine article that suggested working wives
would be more romantically inclined if they weren’t so tired from having to do all the
housework in addition to holding down a full-time job.
The next day, she couldn’t wait to tell her fr iends in the office. “How did it work out?”
“Well, it was a great dinner,” Mary said. “Charley even cleaned up, helped the kids with
their homework, folded the laundry and put everything away.”
“But what about afterward?” her fr iends wanted to know.
“It didn’t work out,” Mary said. “Charley was too tired.”