5 hours ago
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Setting Women's Lib Back 60 Years Or So
This is an excerpt of a real phone conversation that occurred last night. Twelve-year-old Ralphie had been practicing the art of pitting divorced parents against each other in order to get out of doing something.
Ex-wife: [on the phone] You shouldn't make the boys do so many chores. I told them that they wouldn't have to do chores if they come stay with me. [She currently has zero custody.]
Ralph: Well, it's part of being a family here. We all help out.
Ex: But Ralphie doesn't like the chores he has to do.
Ralph: We let them pick their chores from all the choices.
Ex: But really, emptying the dishwasher? I mean, I like Heather a lot, but there are just some things a woman should do.
Heather: [Too shocked to speak.]