10 April 2010

Saturday Satire - The Wife

An attorney arrived home late, after a very, very tough day trying to get a stay of execution for his client.

His last minute plea for clemency to the governor had failed, and he was feeling worn out and thoroughly depressed. As soon as he walked through the door at home, his wife started on him about, 'What time of night to be getting home is this? Where the Hell have you been? Dinner is cold and I'm not reheating it'. And on.... and on..... and on......

Too shattered to play his usual role in this familiar ritual, he poured himself a large shot of whiskey and headed off for a long hot soak in the bathtub, pursued by the predictable sarcastic, bitchy remarks as he dragged himself up the stairs.

While he was in the bath, the phone rang. The wife answered and was told that her husband's client, James Wright, had actually been granted a stay of execution after all. Wright would not be hanged tonight!!

Finally realizing just what a terrible day he must have had, and feeling a little sorry for her harsh treatment of her husband, she decided to go up stairs and give him the good news, to see if it would cheer him up.

As she opened the bathroom door, she was greeted by the sight of her husband, bent over naked, drying his legs and feet.

'They're not hanging Wright tonight,' she announced.

He whirled around and screamed,

'FOR GOODNESS SAKE WOMAN, DON'T YOU EVER STOP COMPLAINING?!'

5 comments:

sally-ann said...

Brilliant! Love it! :-)

Uncle Bernard (KD) said...

Has to be the funniest for a long time. My kind of humour. :D

Alexis said...

Sage!!
I LOVE it! This got me laughing pretty hard.

Folles Guy said...

It is a funny story, but I do not see anything satirical about it. (I write satire, so I am sensitive about the overuse of the term.)

Sage said...

@ Folles Guy

"Satirical works often contain "straight" or non-satirical humour, usually to give relief from what might otherwise be relentless preaching"

Ergo Humour on a Saturday, doesn't matter what the form, or the way it is delivered meets the criteria set out.

If you wish to criticise, just because you can, feel free I have a broad back and a laid back attitude.