Would you like to say thank you to my husband?

He does a decent job you know

most nights in the kitchen

The dishes are his masterpiece

we’re not to interfere with


When the mission is accomplished

he grapples with the plug

sets himself down on the lounge with

I’ve finished the dishes

Followed by an expected congratulatory pause


But wait

it doesn’t stop there

On his day off last week

I received a call at work

from you know who

The vacuuming is done

and he’d even dusted the decking!


Would he like the job fulltime?

Along with his real job too

but forget about the thank yous

A bunch of red roses at Christmas will do