night after dinner, Harry took off for the local watering hole. He would spend
the whole evening there and always arrive home, well inebriated, around midnight
usually had trouble getting his key to fit the keyhole and couldn't get the
door open. And, every time this happened, his wife would go to the door and
let him in. Then, she would proceed to yell and scream at him for his constant
nights out and coming home in a drunken state. But, Harry still continued his
day, the distraught wife was talking to a friend about her husband's behavior.
The friend listened and suggested, "Why don't you treat him a little differently
when he comes home? Instead of berating him, why don't you give him some loving
words and welcome him home with a kiss? Then, he might change his ways."
The wife thought this might be a good idea.
night, Harry took off again after dinner. And, at about midnight, he arrived
home in his usual condition.
wife heard him at the door. She quickly opened it and let Harry in. Instead
of beating him as she had always done, this time she took his arm and led him
into the living room. She sat Harry down in an easy chair, put his feet up on
the foot stool, and took his shoes off. Then, she went behind him and started
to cuddle him a little. After a short while, she whispered to Harry, "It's
pretty late, dear. I think we should go upstairs to bed now, don't you think?"
replied in his inebriated state, "Heck, I guess we might as well. I'll
get in trouble when I get home anyway!"