A man asked his wife what she’d like for her birthday.
“I’d love to be eight again,” she replied.
On the morning of her birthday, he arose early. He bathed her, dried her, and talced her all over. He helped her put on her favourite vest and knickers. He made her a nice big bowl of coco pops, and some juice. Afterwards he helped her on with a lovely pink party dress.
Soon he took her off to the local theme park. What a day! He put her on every ride in the park. The Death Slide, The Wall of Fear and The Screaming Monster Roller Coaster. She rode on everything there was, till she was trembling all over. Five hours later she staggered out of the theme park with him. Her head was reeling and her stomach felt upside down.
Right away, they journeyed to a McDonald’s where her loving husband ordered her a Happy Meal with extra fries and a refreshing chocolate shake.
Then it was off to the latest Walt Disney epic, with popcorn, and a nice cuddle, ending with a soda pop, and her favourite chocolates. What a fabulous adventure!
She wobbled home with her husband and soon collapsed into bed, exhausted.
He leaned over his precious wife with a big smile and lovingly asked, “Well, Dear, what was it like being eight again?”
Her eyes slowly opened wide and her expression suddenly changed.
“You idiot. I meant my dress size!”
The moral of the story:
Even when a man is listening to a woman, he’s still going to get it wrong.