Man Should Never Complain


A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home. He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed:

“Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home. I want her to know what I go through, so please allow her body to switch with mine for a day. Amen.”

God, in His infinite wisdom, granted the man’s wish.

The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman. He got up, prepared breakfast for his friend, woke up the children, put on their school clothes, fed them at breakfast, prepared their lunches, took them to school, came to the house and took the laundry, took them to the maids and stopped at the bank to make a deposit, went shopping, then went home to put food, paid the bills and balanced the checkbook. He cleaned the cat’s litter box and bathed the dog.

Then it was already 1 P.M. and he hurried to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the kitchen floor.

Then ran to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home.

Put milk and cookies and make sure the children do their homework. Then, install the ironing board and watch TV while ironing. At half-past four he began to peel potatoes and wash vegetables for salad, toss pork chops, and to grasp fresh beans for dinner.

After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed.

At 9 o’clock in the evening. He was exhausted and, although his daily tasks were not yet over, he was going to bed where he should make love so he could survive without complaining.

The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said: Lord, I don’t know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife’s being able to stay home all day. Please, oh please, let us trade back!”

The Lord, in His infinite wisdom, replied: “My son, I feel you have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were.”

You’ll just have to wait nine months, though. You got pregnant last night.”