Saturday, January 8, 2011

New norms in marriage

Nikhil and Mona were newlyweds. Nikhil thought this would be a modern marriage, meaning they would each play equal roles. So, the first morning after their honeymoon, he brought Mona breakfast in bed. However, Mona wasn't at all impressed by his culinary skills. Looking disdainfully at the tray, she snorted, "A poached egg? I wanted scrambled!" Undaunted, the following morning, Nikhil brought his new bride a scrambled egg. Unfortunately, Mona wasn't satisfied. "Did you ever stop to think that perhaps I like variety?" she snapped. "I wanted poached this morning!" Determined to please her, the next morning, he brought her two eggs….one poached and one scrambled. "Here, my darling, enjoy," he said cheerfully. Mona was infuriated. "You scrambled the wrong egg!" she screamed.