When Dumb Men do Smart Things
One of my employees called yesterday to tell us she would be late: she couldn't find her car keys.
She had scoured her house, purse and car; had re-traced her steps over and over; they were nowhere to be found. She swapped cars with her daughter (after numerous phone calls finagling the daughter a ride) and finally made it in, late and angry.
She had finally remembered that her husband had taken her car on an errand the night before and was certain he had gone off to work in the morning with the keys in his pocket. By the end of the day she had calmed down some, but I would not have looked forward to being him that evening.
Turns out he did indeed have the car keys. It also turned out that he was well aware of how upset she was about how inconvenienced she'd been (they've been married 25 years.) So on his way in through the laundry room, he met their older son, handed the keys to him and said, "Tell Mom you had these all day."
The kid had no idea what was going on, and is a terrible liar to boot. But a good laugh was had by all.