A man was married to an extremely bossy woman. He did everything his wife told him, not because he was a coward, but simply because he wanted to keep the peace.
One day the wife invited a group from the local women’s club to her house for tea. To make sure that her husband did not interrupt the goings-on, she ordered him into the closet and sternly told him to stay there until the last lady had left.
During their bridge game, the ladies of the club spoke of the authority they wielded over their husbands. Not to be outdone, the hostess informed the others that not only had she ordered her husband into the closet, but she could order him to come out, at will.
“I’ll prove it,” she boasted. “Bob!” she commanded, “come out of that closet!”
“Bob!” she called in a louder voice, “come out of that closet this instant!”
“Bob!” she screamed at the top of her lungs, “I order you to get out of that closet this instant!”
“No, I won’t!” came her husband’s muffled cry from inside the closet. “I’ll show you who’s boss in this house!”