Monday morning writing joke: “Numbers”

A man was sitting on the edge of the bed, watching his wife, who was looking at herself in a mirror. Since her birthday was not far away, he asked her what she’d like.

“I’d like to be eight again,” she said, still looking in the mirror.

On the morning of her birthday, he arose early, made her a big bowl Captain Crunch and then took her to the nearby theme park. He put her on every ride in the park: the Slide of Death, the Wall of Fear, the Roller Coaster of Doom just to name three.

Five hours and 17 rides later, they stagger out of the park. She said her head was spinning and her stomach felt upside down. Still, he took her to McDonald’s for a Happy Meal with extra fires and a large chocolate shake.

Next was a movie with popcorn, cola, and M&M’s.

Finally, exhausted and late into he evening, they wobbled home and collapsed into the bed.

After a moment, he leaned over her and with a big smile on his face asked, “Well, honey, what was it like being eight again?”

Her eyes slowly opened and a snarl crept across her face. “I meant my dress size, you idiot!

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