Changing Places

  1. A man was sick and tired of going to work every day
    while his wife stayed at home. He wanted her to see
    what he went through each day, so he prayed :-

    "Dear Lord, I go to work every day and put in 8 hours
    of hard work, while my wife merely stays at home. I
    want her to know what I go through, so please create a
    trade in our bodies". God, in His infinite wisdom,
    granted the man's wish.

    The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a
    woman. He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate,
    awakened the kids, set out their school clothes, fed
    them breakfast, packed their lunches, drove them to
    school, came home ..... picked up the dry cleaning,
    took it to the cleaners and stopped at the bank to
    draw money to pay the electricity and telephone bills.


    He drove to the electricity company and the phone
    company and paid the bills, went grocery shopping,
    came home and put away the groceries. He cleaned the
    cat's litter box and bathed the dog. By then it was
    already 1:00 pm, so he hurried to make the beds, do
    the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the
    kitchen floor.

    He rushed to the school to pick up the kids and got
    into an argument with them on the way home which he
    had to sort out in a gentle 'motherly' fashion. He set
    out cookies and milk and got the kids organised to do
    their homework, then set up the ironing board and was
    able to watch a bit of TV while he did the ironing. By
    then it was 4:30 pm, so he began peeling potatoes and
    washed greens for salads. He prepared the chops and
    fresh vegetables and got everything ready in time for
    an early dinner.

    After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the
    dishwasher, folded laundry, bathed the kids, and put
    them to bed. At 9:00 pm he was exhausted and although
    his chores weren't finished for the day, he went to
    bed where he was expected to make love, which he
    managed to get through without complaining. The next
    morning he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and
    said :-

    "Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so
    wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all
    day. Please, O please, let us trade back!" The Lord,
    in his infinite wisdom, replied, "My son, I feel you
    have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change
    things back to the way they were. You'll just have to
    wait 9 months though, because you got pregnant last
    night!!!"
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