A Day Off
One afternoon a man came home from work to find total mayhem in his house.
His three children were outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud,
with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn all around the front yard. The door
of his wife's car was open, as was the front door to the house. Proceeding
into the entry, he found an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over,
and the throw rug was wadded against one wall.
In the front room the TV was loudly blaring a cartoon channel, and the family
room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen,
dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, dog food
was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile
of sand was spread by the back door. He quickly up the stairs, stepping over
toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife.
He was worried she may be ill, or that something serious had happened.
He found her lounging in the bedroom, still curled in the bed in her pyjamas,
reading a novel. She looked up at him, smiled, and asked how his day went. He
looked at her bewildered and asked, "What happened here today?"
She again smiled and answered, "You know everyday when you come home from work
and ask me what in the world did I do today?"
"Yes," was his incredulous reply.
She answered, "Well, today I didn't do it."
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