Wednesday, September 21, 2011


My hubby called me on the way home from the board meeting. "Honey, did you read the minutes before you sent them to the board?"
Well, I wanted to assure him that of course I read them. I did as I always do. Type them from his notes, proof read them, print a copy for his approval, and then send them out.
I remember thinking, why is he asking?
After all, I am not the secretary, only the wife of the secretary. I type the minutes in order to help him out. Every man needs so many hours on the golf course. If I type the minutes, dear, that leaves you extra time to play.
I scanned through my big brain, and all it's files trying to remember the day I typed the notes. If I'm remembering, it was one of those days I was doing several things at once, as usual. I think I also had a meeting that day myself, in addition to meeting someone for lunch. 
He is a great note-taker, but not always easy to read. He inserts things and hopes/expects me to figure out where he really wants to put it. When he talks about "cutting and pasting" he's referring to using scissors.
By the time he got home, I had forgotten about his phone call. He walked into the office, "so how was your day, sweetie"?
Oh, oh, he NEVER calls me "sweetie".
I turned to face him. "So what's up?"
He was holding the minutes in his hand. "Did you forget the signature?"
Of course I didn't forget YOUR signature.
From the look on his face, I wasn't sure what I had done. I slowly read through the last paragraph.
Respectfully submitted by Stud Muffin......
Oh, I think I see the problem......  


Joylene said...


OMG too cute and so funny!

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Thanks Joy---and to think, we're still married!

Carol J. Garvin said...

That's hilarious! I spent years acting as secretary to the secretary, too. His handwriting and spelling leave something to be desired, so I imagine there were times when I didn't type exactly what he intended. But *stud muffin*??? That really is laugh out loud funny, Katt!!

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

My husband is still laughing too---although, I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall when the President of the Board read the minutes out loud, along with the "signature"....

Wendy Reis Editing said...

Hysterical, and I bet he was secretly pleased. It is quite an ego boost to be called a STUD muffin!

Kathryn Neff Perry said...

Wendy, He's getting a lot of mileage out of this one! :D