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Matrimonial pollsters contend that a man who kisses his wife goodbye when he leaves for work every morning averages a higher income than a man who doesn’t.

Husbands who exercise the rituals of affection tend to be more painstaking, more stable, more methodical, and thus, higher earners, it’s believed.

It has also been documented that men who kiss their wives before leaving home in the morning live five years longer than those who do not.



Too much, too soon.  I married too young.  And one day it just sort of crashed in on me.

Hank, my husband, was at work.  Kids were outside, playing, screaming.

It was hot, and the air conditioner was broke.  I was in the living room vacuuming, cleaning, sweating.  And then, I’ll never know why, I turned off that vacuum cleaner.  Just stood there in the living room and looked around and listened – to my life.  And it was overwhelming!

I tried to scream, but nothing came out.  The walls felt like they were falling in on me.  I ran upstairs, got some money, put it in my bag and left.

Yeah, just like that.  Left with the clothes on my back, and the sound of the  kids still screaming in the backyard.

No goodbyes, no regrets, NOTHING.

I got on the first Greyhound bus out of there to anywhere.  Eventually I ended up here, this job, this bar, on this island.  Where I serve cocktails and tell tourists like you the best places to shop.  And I love it, I do.  I really love my life right here…

Well you asked,  That’s my story.  So… how about another drink, huh?  It’s happy hour, two for one.

(copied from 60 Seconds to Shine vol 3)

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