Do you think there’s any truth in this cartoon?
I laughed because it reminds me of an incident in a sitcom a few weeks ago. I seldom watch TV, but a friend had mentioned the show and I was curious.
The father was a down-to-earth type with a genius son. The son wanted to go to a lecture at a museum and the father was happy to take him. He dropped the boy off and went to a nearby restaurant to enjoy a sandwich and watch a game on TV.
Unfortunately the mother of one of the girls at the lecture came in. She recognized the father as one of the parents so sat down and started talking to him about all of her problems with her husband. So much for peacefully eating and enjoying the game. The fellow tried to be polite to the woman while still keeping track of the game and his sandwich.
Then the woman saw her husband come in, didn’t want to be seen, so snuck off. Reprieve for the poor fellow? No, the husband sat down and started telling his tale of woe.
In the meantime the couple’s daughter had talked the son into leaving the lecture and going off to a restricted area of the museum to talk. They were just talking but got caught.
The next scene was the father coming home, hugging his wife in the kitchen, and telling her how much he loved her. He also told the wife that their son had gotten into trouble with a girl and was tickled about it. She didn’t agree, she thought it was a bad thing, but when he tried to persuade her she said,
I don’t want to talk about it!
He left the kitchen with a big smile on his face, saying,
That’s why I love you so much.
Yes, listening to other people can really help them at times, but it was refreshing to see another point of view.
April 18, 2019