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I’ll Do It First Thing Tomorrow (standard:humor, 912 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Feb 19 2017Views/Reads: 560/310Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
You would think being a husband as long as I have been I would have learned the fine art of negotiating with my wife. And trust me, it is an artistic creation.

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tomorrow today? 

By this time I was so confused I had forgotten what she had asked me to
do. My dilemma was, do I confess to her I had forgotten and ask her to 
remind me what she wanted me to do? Or, should I promise to do it 

As you can imagine, the latter was completely off the table. I had to
humble myself and ask her most sorrowfully, “I'm sorry, what did you 
ask me to do?” 

With both hands on her hips, she stared at me and said, “That's exactly
what I thought. You weren't listening to me the first time, were you?” 

Getting back to that 50-50 split; it is now 0-100 split. I am at the 0
and she is 100% right. 

The art of negotiating with your wife begins by humbling yourself and
saying that you are wrong. Nobody wants to say that, but that is where 
everything begins. 

I must confess that I do not always hear everything and even what I do
hear it does not really register, as it should. I tried to use the old 
excuse that I am too old and I forget. However, as you might imagine, 
that really does not work. 

After explaining to me what she wanted me to do, I went off to do it.
While I was on my way to accomplish that which I had put off till 
tomorrow a verse seemed to reverberate in my mind. 

It was the apostle Paul writing to the Corinthians where he said,
“Wherefore let him that thinketh he standeth take heed lest he fall” (1 
Corinthians 10:12). 

If I am going to think something through carefully I need to hear what
is being said, especially who is saying it. I hope I learned my lesson 
that today is the tomorrow I kicked down the road yesterday. 


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