In a cozy suburban home, a husband makes an intriguing phone call to his wife. He began, “Honey, I’ve been presented with a unique opportunity – a week-long fishing trip in China with my boss. This could be the golden ticket for that elusive promotion I’ve been eyeing.
Would you be so kind as to pack enough clothes for a week and set out my fishing rod and tackle box? We’ll be leaving straight from the office, and I’ll drop by the house to pick up my essentials. Oh, and please don’t forget to pack my new blue silk pajamas.”
The wife, a perceptive woman with a keen sense of intuition, detected a certain ambiguity in her husband’s story. Nevertheless, she trusted him as a good wife should and carried out his requests to the letter. A week later, her husband returned home, appearing slightly weary but undeniably content with his trip. Eager to hear about his adventure, the wife bombarded him with questions.
She inquired about the fishing, the catch of the day, and the overall experience. To this, the husband replied, “Yes, we caught plenty of salmon, bluegill, and even a few swordfish. But tell me, why didn’t you pack my blue silk pajamas?” With a twinkle in her eye, the wife responded with a sly grin, “Oh, I did. They’re safely tucked away in your fishing box.”
Her husband stood there, momentarily stunned, realizing that his wife possessed a 7th sense—a sense of humor that outwitted his attempt to deceive her. They both burst into laughter, their bond strengthened by a shared joke and the unspoken understanding between them. At that moment, they knew that love, trust, and a little bit of wit were the key ingredients to a happy marriage.