Husbands and wives have lots to learn about housekeeping practices, including the manner in which the family refrigerator is organized. Take designer containers, juice keepers, bottles or pitchers; do you know which ones are normally used for breakfast juice or leftover coffee at your love nest address?
My father learned this the hard way, having mistakenly heated up the contents of a covered glass jar and served it to my mother for her Sunday morning coffee. Unfortunately, olive juice does not taste anything like coffee, even with added cream and sugar. Fast forward a few years ago. My Rogue arrived home before me and during the course of the evening commented on how “very sweet” that juice is, but he’d get used to it. My immediate reaction was to ask “What juice?”, but after he had described the particular pitcher, I made an immediate beeline to the kitchen. No need to panic, I assured myself. I removed the pitcher from the refrigerator, filled the hummingbird feeder, and then settled in for my weekend’s quiet vigil.
Seven Sure Signs that my hubby mistakenly drank from the pitcher containing hummingbird syrup:
Number 7: When his favorite barber asked, “Want the usual?” he responded “No, just feather the sides, please.”
Number 6: He changed his voter registration to the Green Party.
Number 5: He was the only fan sitting at the tennis match who moved his entire body from side to side during each and every rally.
Number 4: He insisted on our choosing a garden theme with lots of red accents for the master suite.
Number 3: He now prefers Landscaper’s Challenge to Monday Night Football.
Number 2: He showed an unusual and renewed curiosity in my old houseplants.
Number 1: He continually switches from chair to loveseat to sofa and back to chair during cocktails.