Monday, 24 June 2013

The Monday Smile.

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Monday Smile.  I hope you have all had a great weekend with lovely warm sunny weather.  It has been rather a washout here but for once I don't mind my garden needs it. This is a picture of a lovely clematis which is blooming right now in my garden I love to capture it's blooms because they don't last for long and it will be a whole year before I see them again.

I am opening the Monday Smile up to all of you.  Have you got a joke or anecdote you would like to share? just e-mail it to me and I will post it on here and link it back to you. I hope you will because we all need a little light relief in our lives to help us get through the everyday madness that's called life.
Most of the jokes I post on here come from my friends and this one is from my friend Val, so thank you Val for the laugh.

This one will leave all you ladies with murderous thoughts I'm sure!

It is important for men to remember that, as women grow older, it becomes
harder for them to maintain the same quality of housekeeping as when they
were younger.  When you notice this, try not to shout at them. Some are
over-sensitive and there's nothing worse than an over-sensitive woman.

My name is Ron. Let me relate how I handled the situation with my wife,
Julie. When I took early retirement last year, it became necessary for Julie
to get a full-time job for the extra income that we need.

Shortly after she started working, I noticed she was beginning to show her
age. I now usually get home from the pub about the same time she gets home
from work. Although she knows how hungry I am, she nearly always says she
has to rest for half an hour or so before she starts dinner. I don't shout
at her, instead I tell her to take her time and just wake me when she gets
dinner on the table. I generally have lunch at the pub so eating out again
is out of the question; I'm ready for some home cooked food when I get home.

She used to do the dishes as soon as we finished eating. But now it's usual
for them to sit on the table for several hours after dinner. I do what I can
by diplomatically reminding her several times each evening that they won't
clean themselves. I know she really appreciates this, as it does seem to
motivate her to get them done before she goes to bed.

Another symptom of ageing is complaining. For example, she will say that it
is difficult for her to do the shopping during her lunch hour.
But we take them for better or worse, so I just smile and offer
encouragement. I tell her to stretch it out over two or even three days.
That way she won't have to rush so much. I also remind her that missing
lunch completely now and then won't hurt her. I like to think tact is one of
my strong points.

When doing simple jobs, she seems to think she needs more rest periods. She
has to take a rest when she has only half finished mowing the lawn and
several extra breaks when she's vacuuming through the house. It does annoy
me, vacuuming when I'm trying to watch 'Match of the Day', but I try not to
make a scene. I'm a fair man. I tell her to make herself a nice cup of tea
and just sit for a while, and as long as she is making one for herself, she
may as well make one for me too.

I know that I probably look like a saint in the way I support Julie.
I'm not saying that showing this much consideration is easy. Many men will
find it difficult. Some will find it impossible! Nobody knows better than I
do how frustrating women get as they get older. However, even if you just
use a little more tact and less criticism of your ageing wife because of
this article, I will consider that writing it was well worthwhile. After
all, we are put on this earth to help each other, eh

(I haven't added the end of the joke on here because I darn't print what Ron's wife did in retaliation....enough to say I'm sure most of us would have approved haha)

Have a great week I have some photo's to share of my trip with you soon :)



  1. yea, how funny! :) help each other :) lol
    Thanks for sharing some cheerfulness, Linda!

  2. Ha-ha. I can just imagine what Ron's wife did to him - I know what I would do. :)

  3. Perhaps the retaliation could be next Mondays smile!

    1. I really couldn't print it ftm but it does involve a spear and a rear end haha


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