Honest Mistake

When my husband brought in the mail recently and laid it on the kitchen table, I noticed the title of an article on the cover of our TIME magazine. “Monogramming is over,” it read.

“I can’t believe monogramming is now passé. Who makes those decisions?” I said, pointing to the cover. “What am I supposed to do with all of your monogrammed L.L. Bean shirts? Now, when you wear them to work, people will think you aren’t up on the latest fashion trends.”

My husband tried to break in, but I wasn’t done.

“That reflects poorly on me. Everyone knows I pick out your clothes. They’ll think I’m a bad wife.”

“Are you done ranting?” hubby asked. He pointed to the article. “Monogamy is over. Not monogramming.”

“Oh.” I’m not a bad wife. Just a bad reader.

About Coming East

I am a writer, wife, mother, and grandmother who thinks you're never too old until you're dead. My inspiration is Grandma Moses who became a successful artist in her late 70's. If I don't do something pretty soon, though, I'll have to find someone older for inspiration.
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31 Responses to Honest Mistake

  1. how are you doing? We haven’t done much in keeping each other writing… but, I have thought of you often. ❤

  2. Lol. I do this all the time. Monogramming will never die!

  3. Love this! So funny… I misread all the time too… can’t be our age, though… can it? Have missed you! DAF

  4. Never been one for monograms. Mammograms, yes. And monogamy, well way too complicated to deal with any alternatives!

  5. pattisj says:

    You are the highlight of George’s day, I’ll bet.

  6. Margie says:

    The suspense of it – did Time decide that Monogamy is over, or not!?

  7. judithhb says:

    Really cheered me Susan on this dark and gloomy day.

  8. dorannrule says:

    Bwahahahaha! I do the same thing. I think I read what I subconsciously want to see. The end of monogramming would have stunned me too. 🙂

  9. notquiteold says:

    Ha! And I’m all for monogamy being over – I would like to send him somewhere else half the time.

  10. Rachel says:

    Thank you for the chuckles this morning … your posts always give me a lift.

  11. Lynn says:

    Now that’s funny! I am sure your husband was perplexed, just for a second!

  12. A good wife and, I assume, a monogamous one! 😉

  13. gaycarboys says:

    Glasses dear, put your glasses on! But the only thing I ever monogrammed was a set of towels. I’m not sure I’d notice if it went out of fashion. As for the other, well, it might make the house work a bit lighter. Knowing my luck it would be a whole bunch of non-dishwashers and clothes droppers.

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