A husband and wife were having some problems at home, and had decided to give one another the silent treatment for a few days.
The man realised he would need to catch a 5.00am business flight the next morning.
This was a serious problem – as a heavy sleeper, he had always depended on his wife to wake him up. He couldn’t ask her without talking… and that would mean losing!
A clever thought struck him. He wrote a note – “Please wake me at 5:00am” – and left it by her side of the bed.
The next morning, he woke up. The sun was shining brightly. It was 9:12am and he had missed his flight.
By his bedside table lay a note in his wife’s handwriting.
It is 5:00am. Wake up.
Men are not equipped for these kinds of contest.