Something too few men understand. When a woman says no, that’s just what she means. No you can’t stay out late. No you’re going to stay down there until I come. No, not after your behaviour this month. No, you signed the contract and that’s that. That sort of thing. Get used to it.
|For some reason, that particular paddle is called “Angela”. She might call you at work, to let you know that Angela’s going to be coming around that evening, that kind of thing.
|It’s nice to know there’s someone to pop in to feed them, if need be, so you don’t need to leave them any use of their hands when you’re away for a week or two.
|You’re allowed to discharge yourself, you know. You just need to fill out a form. You have to ask her for one. And a pen.
|It was such a relief to their mother, whose arm used to get quite tired in the first days of their marriage.