The other day, I opened my laptop to find Andy's email open, with this goofy forward from his brother, Greg:
When everybody on earth was dead and waiting to enter Paradise, God appeared and said, "I want the men to make two lines. One line for the men who were true heads of their household, and the other line for the men who were dominated by their women. I want all the women to report to St. Peter."
Soon, the women were gone, and there were two lines of men. The line of the men who were dominated by their wives was 100 miles long, and in the line of men who truly were heads of their household, there was only one man.
God said to the long line, "You men should be ashamed of yourselves, I created you to be the head of your household! You have been disobedient and have not fulfilled your purpose! Of all of you, only one obeyed. Learn from him."
God turned to the one man, "How did you manage to be the only one in this line?"
The man replied, "My wife told me to stand here!"
I read it, thinking how stupid it was, surprised that Greg would find it humorous, let alone bother to forward it. Then I forgot its existence.
I was cooking dinner when an incredibly annoying honking horn entered my consciousness. Andy investigated and stated it was my neighbor's old car that was still in their driveway. The neighborhood kids had been in the backyard next door and one of the kids 'checked to see if it was locked' setting off the alarm. Our neighbor had been notified and was heading out with the keys.
After several more minutes of constant honking. I looked at Andy and said "You know, it's been going on for a while. If Jackie's not able to get it to shut off with just the key, someone needs to go out there and disconnect the battery."
So out Andy and his crescent wrench go.
After I got dinner in the oven, I walked over to see how it was going. The first words out of Jackie's mouth upon my arrival? If my husband had just gotten rid of this thing last week like I told him to...
"No, stand in that line."