A man was invited over for dinner to the home of some old friends of his.
His friends wife cooked a lovely meal, which was eaten over a long time with lots of good conversation, as they hadn’t seen each other in quite a while.
He was intrigued to find that his buddy preceded every request to his wife by endearing terms, calling her Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc.
The man was impressed, since the couple had been married almost 70 years and he thought to himself how lovely it was that they still felt that way about each other after all this time.
While his buddy’s wife was out in the kitchen, he said to his buddy, “I think it’s really wonderful that after all the years you’ve been married, you still call your wife those pet names”.
His buddy hung his head in shame. “To tell you the truth”, he said, “I forgot her name about ten years ago. I’m just too embarrassed to ask”.
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