Thursday, May 23, 2013
Wife For Lease
I am really a good wife. Last weekend, my girlfriend CT moved in with me and my husband Alex. CT is one of my oldest and best friends. She recently sold her condo and left this morning on a planned vacation to Texas to see her family.
Rather than rushing into finding a place to live right after the two week close on her condo, she accepted my invitation to stay with us while she sorted out her living situation. CT is an architect, an artist, and a truly fun person. Alex loves her as much as I do. CT and Alex share a birthday and a love for goofy movies, including sci-fi and slasher films. I'm at a loss to understand either of them.
CT is a pretty low maintenance woman. She's staying in the blue bedroom off the parlor because she has allergies and the dogs fur is abundant in Harry's apartment. Harry's apartment has more space, but CT prefers the pet-less blue room.
I am delighted to have her with us. CT was amazed that I actually cook a complete dinner every night. She was astounded when she found out that I pack a lunch for Alex every evening and that I also pack one for her. I think what really blew her away is that I do laundry (including hers) three times a week.
Alex and CT get home after work about the same time. They both come in and I ask them if they'd like a beer or a glass of wine. They both change into "play clothes" when they get home. After they change, they sit in the kitchen chatting and watching me cook while they enjoy their pre-dinner libations.
After dinner, I encourage CT to join Alex while he walks the dogs. When they are out on their stroll, I clean up the dishes and make their lunches and set the coffee pot up to be turned on in the morning.
CT had a late meeting last night. She didn't get home until after 8 PM. Alex and I had beef tacos for dinner, but I made a tuna salad for her because she is not really that keen on red meat. The tuna salad was served on a bed of lettuce, with chilled asparagus, heirloom tomatoes, hard boiled egg, red onion rings, and capers. CT commented that she would have to start giving me "wife money" like Alex does.
Actually, I couldn't agree with her more. This random comment made me realize that I'm sitting on a gold mine. (Okay, "sitting on" might be a little more racy than I intend as it might imply something a little more carnal in nature.)
In any case, I can see a market for this type of service. I'm cheerful and I smell good. I usually make an effort to look attractive before my spouse comes home from work. I'm a good cook and a proficient and reliable laundress. I raise my own herbs to ensure that they are fresh for my family. I can discuss current affairs with ease. I take accurate telephone messages.
I'm thinking I could supplement my income by hiring out as a "professional wife". When I was a working woman, I would have loved to have had me at home. I would have paid dearly for someone who cooked meals, kept my house clean, and did my laundry, was attractive and smelled nice and did it all with a smile! I would have never even considered making sexual demands of someone like me. (Well, maybe I would have, but I also know that extra service would have cost a lot more money.)
The "professional wife" business is really a good idea, don't you think?