I see my wife in a new outfit for the first time, and she really looks great, so:

Me: In that outfit, you are easily the most beautiful woman I have ever known!

She: [with a look on her face like I just punched her in the gut] So… just the women you’ve known? Other women are much prettier?

Me: [short pause] What I meant was, you are the most beautiful women I have ever known, could ever know, or could conceivably come into existence.

She: [looking like her puppy died] But only in this outfit? Otherwise I’m just mediocre?

[long pause]

Me: I love you very, very much!

She: [laughing and kissing me] First law of holes, honey!

My wife, who loves me very much, sometimes likes to play with my mind like a kitten with a puff ball.

First Law of Holes: When you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

Written by

Husband & retiree. Developer, tech writer, & IT geek. I fill what’s empty, empty what’s full, and scratch where it itches. Occasionally do weird & goofy things.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store