A man was sick and tired of going to work every day

while his wife stayed at home. He wanted her to see

what he went through each day, so he prayed :-

"Dear Lord, I go to work every day and put in 8 hours

of hard work, while my wife merely stays at home. I

want her to know what I go through, so please create a

trade in our bodies". God, in His infinite wisdom,

granted the man's wish.

The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a

woman. He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate,

awakened the kids, set out their school clothes, fed

them breakfast, packed their lunches, drove them to

school, came home ..... picked up the dry cleaning,

took it to the cleaners and stopped at the bank to

draw money to pay the electricity and telephone bills.

He drove to the electricity company and the phone

company and paid the bills, went grocery shopping,

came home and put away the groceries. He cleaned the

cat's litter box and bathed the dog. By then it was

already 1:00 pm, so he hurried to make the beds, do

the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the

kitchen floor.

He rushed to the school to pick up the kids and got

into an argument with them on the way home which he

had to sort out in a gentle 'motherly' fashion. He set

out cookies and milk and got the kids organised to do

their homework, then set up the ironing board and was

able to watch a bit of TV while he did the ironing. By

then it was 4:30 pm, so he began peeling potatoes and

washed greens for salads. He prepared the chops and

fresh vegetables and got everything ready in time for

an early dinner.

After supper, he cleaned the kitchen, ran the

dishwasher, folded laundry, bathed the kids, and put

them to bed. At 9:00 pm he was exhausted and although

his chores weren't finished for the day, he went to

bed where he was expected to make love, which he

managed to get through without complaining. The next

morning he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and

said :-

"Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so

wrong to envy my wife's being able to stay home all

day. Please, O please, let us trade back!" The Lord,

in his infinite wisdom, replied, "My son, I feel you

have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change

things back to the way they were. You'll just have to

wait 9 months though, because you got pregnant last


The only Stephentown on earth.
I don't mind Coming to work,
but that 8hr wait to go home is a bitch.
No matter how little I do,
I always feel I could do less.
"The only thing wrong with a perfect drive to work is that you
end up at work."
1990 Dodge B150