It’s an old joke. You will see just how old when I tell it to you.
“In my house,” said the man, “I make the important decisions and my wife makes the unimportant decisions.”
“Oh, really?” said his friend. “What are the unimportant decisions?”
“Where we live. Where the kids go to school. What we eat.”
“And what are the important decisions?”
“Who should be president. Whether Red China should be admitted to the U.N. What to do about the Middle East.”
Well, that last bit still works.
It’s funny because, obviously, this man isn’t really making any important decisions. He isn’t making any decisions at all. He’s just posturing.
His wife, meanwhile, is making decisions that really affect his life and the life of every member of their family. It’s just because a woman is making them that they are considered unimportant.
It’s an old joke that still works because of stuff like this.
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