My family and I sat within our particular seats, suffering a barrage of vacation commercials when Santa instantly showed up from the TV, gushing over some state-of-the-art vacuum that, based on him, had been an ideal xmas present.
“We require a vacuum that is new” my wife stated.
“Great,” I responded. “i would like some more gifts for you personally.”
“You’re not getting me personally that for xmas,” she said.
“It violates ‘The Rule.’”
Oh, yes, The Rule. A decree that, if our wedding had been a written agreement used by a lawyer, would read the following:
Those cool little omelet flippers, and even diamond encrusted, decorative lamps under no circumstances will husband present wife at Christmas with ANY product containing an electrical cord, mail order wife including, but not limited to: vacuums, hair dryers, blenders. Violation of said guideline can lead to instant return of gift to offending retail establishment and short-term disruption of interaction, herein known as the ‘silent therapy.’