MIDWEEK MASALA: The doctor & the golfer

BAPU SATYANARAYANA forwards a funny one: A husband and wife came for counselling after 15 years of marriage. When asked what the problem was, the wife went into a passionate painful tirade, listing every problem they had ever had.

She went on and on and on: neglect, lack of intimacy, emptiness, loneliness, feeling unloved and unloveable, an entire laundry list of un-met needs she had endured over the course of their 15-year marriage.

Finally, after allowing this to go on for a sufficient length of time, the therapist got up, walked around the desk, and, after asking the wife to stand, embraced and kissed her passionately. The woman shut up and quietly sat down as though in a daze.

The therapist turned to the husband and said, “This is what your wife needs at least three times a week. Can you do this?”

The husband thought for a moment and replied, “Well, I can drop her off here on Mondays and Thursdays but the rest of the week I play golf!”