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Five tips that could save your marriage
Maybe you saw that actor Nicolas Cage was arrested in New Orleans after an argument with his wife. He was booked on suspicion of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness.
What intrigued me was that the police said Cage and his wife were standing in front of a home and arguing about whether it was where they lived.
Well, I can get behind that in a big way. If there’s one thing my wife and I always argue about, it’s which house is ours.
Honey, this is our place! No, our house is on another street! Hold on, it’s that green one! Wait, this isn’t even our city!
Because I’ve been through this so often, I’ve devised some helpful tricks. They’ve saved my marriage, and maybe they’ll work for other guys:
- Look in your pocket. If you have a key to the front door, it’s probably your house.
- Check the address on your diver’s license to see if the numbers match the ones on the door.
- Use your cell phone to dial your home number, then listen carefully for a ring inside the house.
- Go to nearby homes and ask the neighbors if you look familiar.
- Stumble back to the bar. Another drink could help jog your memory.
By using these simple tricks, you and your wife will be back at home in no time. I mean, assuming she’s really your wife.
Top: Actor Nicolas Cage in a booking photograph released on April 16, 2011. REUTERS/Orleans Parish County Sheriff’s Office/Handout
Right: Cage and his wife, Alice Kim, stand trackside shortly after the end of the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne’s Albert Park circuit March 6, 2005. REUTERS/David Callow