Just say, hypothetically speaking, that you and your dear wife had had a trying day with your darling newborn baby. And just say, hypothetically speaking, that after cooking a delicious meal you prepare a plate of cherries, apricots, and seasonal stonefruit varieties to be enjoyed by you and your dear wife.
And imagine, if you will, in this hypothetical situation, that one of the red plums on that plate was the very same red plum that languished alone in the refrigerator for a week while you and your dearest went home to celebrate Christmas in the lunatic asylum that passes for your family home and as such this hypothetical red plum is past its prime. To put it bluntly, the red plum is too soft.
And, hypothetically speaking, imagine how you would feel if your dear wife was to say, "I don't like the look of that plum", and you, in this hypothetical scenario that bears no relation whatsover to any events that may have occurred right here in my own house this very evening, were to bravely offer to try the super-soft plum and then were to pronounce it fit for consumption only to have your dear wife decide that "fit for consumption" was perhaps setting the bar too low in terms of the suitability of after-dinner treats and thus decide that the entirety of the super-soft red plum was yours to eat.
So hypothetically speaking, which do you think is true:
- You are entitled to some of your dear wife's cherries to compensate you for having done the manly thing by eating the possibly suspect fruit on her behalf? Or,
- Your dear wife is entitled to some of your cherries to compensate her for having missed out on the red plum?