Lowering The Bar
"Oh, yes, I do! I forgot! I'm late! Do you mind if I run out now?"
"Go ahead," he said. "I've got things covered here."
What a great guy, I thought as I walked - nay, ran - out the door. Tired out from the day's work and still willing to pick up the slack in the evening so his wife could have some much-needed social time....
So I'm sitting here 2 hours later looking at a sinkful of dirty dishes and wondering whether Larry just wanted me out of the way so he could conk out early with the kids. Not that I'm complaining, really - if I did, Larry would point out, "Hey, I might not have cleaned the kitchen, but at least I didn't spend the evening Tweeting pictures of my private parts!"
Thank you, Congressman Weiner, for lowering the bar for men across America. Husbands everywhere salute you.
[And, yes, both those links up there go to the same op-ed piece - it's worth a click just to read its title.]
[Dishes image credit: ChristyThomas.com]