Jill's Journal: And that's how the fight started ...

Jill Meier, Journal editor

A longtime reader of my newspaper columns clipped and saved this one from years ago. He stopped by Journal office in recent weeks to “re-share” it with me and encouraged me to give it another run.

And so, without further adieu, please enjoy these “belly ticklers.”

One year, a husband decided to buy his mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift. The next year, he didn’t buy her a gift, so when she asked him why, he replied, “Well, you still haven’t used the gift I bought you last year!”

And that’s how the fight started ….


In the days leading up to their anniversary, a husband asked his wife, “Where do you want to go for our anniversary?”

It warmed his heart to see her face melt in sweet appreciation as she answered,” Somewhere I haven’t been in a long time.”

His suggestion: “How about the kitchen.”

And that’s how the fight started …


During a husband and wife’s night out at a restaurant, the waiter, for some reason, took the husband’s order first. “I’ll have the strip steak, medium rare, please,” he ordered.

The waiter asked, “Aren’t you worried about the mad cow?”

“Nah,” he replied, “She can order for herself.”

And that’s how the fight started.


A wife sat down on the couch next to her husband as he was flipping the channels one evening, when she asked, “What’s on TV?”

The husband responded, “Dust.”

And that’s how the fight started.


While a married couple was sitting at a table at her high school reunion, she kept staring at a drunken man swigging his drink as he sat all alone at a table.

Concerned with her intrigue, the husband asked, “Do you know him?”

“Yes,” she sighed. “He’s my old boyfriend. I understand he took to drinking right after we split up all those years ago, and I hear he hasn’t been sober since.”

“My goodness!” the husband exclaimed. “Who would think a person could go on celebrating that long!”

And that’s how the fight started.


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