20071020

Looking After the Little Lady

by Bob Jacobs

My wife is shrinking. Yesterday she couldn't get up onto the sofa without a hand. This morning, the size of a banana, she jumped up and down on the pillow yelling at me to call a doctor. Right now she's in a Cornflakes box lined with cotton wool by the window, and she's not much bigger than a mouse. I'm trying to read the newspaper, but she keeps shrieking at me to do something in that squeaky little voice of hers. So, I fetch my coat, slip on some shoes and leave her a note saying that I'm off to get help, and on the way out I unlock the cat-flap so that she has some company while I'm gone.

6S

Bob Jacobs, who told us of The Man Who Held On To a Tree, lives in the south-east of England with his wife and kids and Sony Vaio. In his spare time he likes to lie motionless on his back, whistling and staring at clouds.

12 comments:

mgirl said...

hmmm, I wonder if that was a good idea, unlocking the cat-flap.
Great six, Bob, I love it!

Anonymous said...

This guy is the best.

peggy said...

You make me laugh.

Little Goose said...

I love it!!! (Though as a wife, it makes me wary of shrinking!)

Alana said...

This is so funny, but I am not going to let my husband read it... Ya know, just in case. Great 6!!

Sara said...

Oh no! Poor little wife :(

You really have a fabulous imagination, I especially like the unusual detail that she becomes the size of a banana.

Anita Hunt said...

Careful Bob - you could come back in your next life as a three-legged Chihuahua...

Jamie said...

Hey, Rob.

I see you've made it on to the most published list.

Congrats!

Oh, and nice piece! Well written, as always, and made me smile, as it did the first time I read it.

Jamie.
(Boytie).

Madam Z said...

I wonder if the wife is Chinese. If so, and the wife's shrinking process continues after being ingested by the cat, the poor kitty will be hungry again in an hour.

Loobell said...

Once again a winner.. I do love these sixes by Bob!

Quin said...

bob, you make my day.

Bob Jacobs said...

Thanks, everyone.