I do much of my work at home these days. This sometimes gets on my wife’s nerves. Although she was born and reared in another country, she has adopted and digested the American belief that the inside of houses naturally belongs to women.
To avoid tension between us, we have adopted two new rules:
1 I may not talk to her or address her in any way until 1 pm every day;
2 She may address me in any tone of voice, at any level of voice volume, about any topic, at any time of day or night.
PS I am awaiting a woman, any woman, to declare, ” If you story it s true, this is outrageous.” A friend of mine is taking bets on how long it will take.