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Sometime you wonder what changes when you get married. The following story might shed some light on that, theoretically at least... I kid you not, this really happened!
This past Friday TAW and I were driving around town doing some pre-shabbos errands, when all of a sudden I was besought by a fit of sneezing. Before I was married I would have managed to umm… hide my nasal discharge somewhere. We’ll, if my wife wasn’t around, I probably would have done the same thing. However, being that my wife was with me, and that the sheer quantity of umm… stuff, was quite excessive; hence, I don’t think that my usual plan of action was going to work, nor did my wife. So being that we were smack in middle of an intersection, we started rummaging through ever pocket, purse, and storage compartment looking for a tissue or tissue like object. Unfortunately, and much to my wife’s chagrin, we could not locate a tissue.
Desperate times call for desperate measures.
My recommendation was to use my pants. I mean I could just change them when I get home put TAW did not like that idea. She offered another idea. Well, how do I put this… See… she had these umm.. special “handkerchiefs” type things in her purse. You know the kind that comes in those pretty plastic baggies with flowers on them or something like that, I’m really not that well acquainted with them… Of course my first response was: “THERE IS NO FLIPPING WAY I AM USING ONE OF THOSE!” My wife responded: “Why not, they are clean, perfectly fine, and sanitary. It’s not like they’re used or something?!?”
I would have decided to not take the high-road and fight vehemently, but the goo was running down my nose, hands, and fingers while making it mighty hard to drive, so I gave in. I did have one condition though; I would only wipe my nose. ;-) I did have my concerns that somebody might have see the “tail” but that was a risk I was going to have to take. So to make a long story short, I used it and I didn’t even get any weird stares or traffic violations. For the record, my wife did get in a good long smirk. Whatever, I am not doing that again, at least not voluntarily. I have to say those things are not at all absorbent and they shed like crazy. Eww. :-( Lesson learned! I’ll stick to tissues, thanks you very much! :-/