Married women with Children.
I consider my wife to be above average intelligence but ever since she had children (we have two) her mind isn’t quite the same. You hear stories that apparently it is quite common to be forgetful during the pregnancies but this is supposed to come back.
Unfortunately my wife has developed a slightly different problem; she answers a question without opening her mouth. Let me explain…I could ask her a very simple question like “would you like a cuppa?” Mostly I get a “Yes”, “No”, or “Perhaps later”, but occasionally I get silence. Okay I think, I’ll just make myself one.
5 minutes later there I am sitting watching TV with my cup in hand, when suddenly I get “And where’s mine?”, “But you didn’t answer so I assumed you didn’t want one!”, “I did answer” etc etc. This happens time and time again, she answers a question without opening her mouth, and I am convinced she truly believes she said something.
Anyway at her work the other day, in the staff canteen, she overheard 2 employees talking about what one of them was eating. “Listen, you shouldn’t eat crisps and drink coke, they will make you fat.” Now the lady in question is not fat but has put more than a little extra weight on around the ar5e, and she responded by saying it was her first coke and crisps this year.
My wife thought to herself, “and what about the previous 15 years?”
Well, a deadly hush falls in the canteen and everyone turns to stare at my wife. So we now have an example of the opposite case; she thought something but actually said out loud what she thought.
Is this a common practice? I am alone in this world? Is there a cure? All help and advice is welcome.