But remember one thing don’t lose your head
To a woman that’ll spend your bread
Mrs. Wife has many admirable traits but one of my favorites is her ability to make a dollar scream. Many a man has been put under the bridge trying to placate the insatiable material appetites of his wife. That will never happen to me.
Mrs. Wife’s Sensei is her mother. That woman can sense a bargain at a garage sale from two blocks away. And when there’s a good sale at the market, she’ll pounce, even if it requires buying in bulk.
Mother-in-Law and Father-in-Law live alone. Just them. Two people. Two retirees who live comfortably, don’t need much and certainly don’t eat much. But if she can get a good price on 18 cans of tuna…
…or eight bricks of sharp cheddar cheese…
…or five boxes of Special K…
…or, most inexplicably of all, 12 cans of tomato puree
…she’ll strike and worry later about how two elderly people can possibly eat all that.