Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Why men don't write advice columns

Ouf! That was all a bit heavy yesterday, wasn't it, with the Mummy Wars? Here's a joke from my lovely friend C to cheer us all up:

Dear Roger,

I hope you can help me. The other day, I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching the TV. I hadn't driven more than a mile down the road when the engine conked out and the car shuddered to a halt. I walked back home to get my husband's help.

When I got home I couldn't believe my eyes. He was in our bedroom with the neighbour's daughter.

I am 32, my husband is 34, and the neighbour's daughter is 22. We have been married for ten years.When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that they had been having an affair for the past six months. I told him to stop or I would leave him. He was made redundant six months ago and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless.

I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become more and more distant. He won't go to counselling and I'm afraid I can't get through to him anymore.

Can you please help?

Sincerely, Sheila


Dear Sheila,

A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the vacuum pipes and hoses on the intake manifold and also check all grounding wires. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the injectors.

I hope this helps,

Roger

14 comments:

The wife of bold said...

Haha...hilarious! Just about sums up mens compasionate side!

Suburbia said...

Ever practical I guess!

Milla said...

classic, love it! needed a wee chortle.

Perfectly Happy Mum said...

Just Brilliant!! Even my husband thought so :)

rosiero said...

Wonderful.

Maternal Tales said...

Hee hee! Oh so typical. Thanks for the laugh x

Potty Mummy said...

Venus and Mars, eh?

dulwich divorcee said...

WOB, I know, but he did very earnestly try to help with what he thought the problem was! I thought it was really quite sweet ....

dulwich divorcee said...

Suburbia, yes, they do try, don't they?

dulwich divorcee said...

Milla, hope you don't mean that literally. Have had so many conversations about incontinence, particularly trampoline-related, recently I feel a post coming on ...

dulwich divorcee said...

PHM, thank you! So nice that your husband is involved in your blog world too x

dulwich divorcee said...

Rosiero, thank you xx

dulwich divorcee said...

MT, all part of the DD service! PM, you're right - though not so much different planets as different universes some days!

Margarita said...

That is so funny!! I loved reading it, thanks for posting!