Letter From Milo: Secrets

October 8th, 2018
My wife pissed me off the other day. I mean she really pissed me off. She called me lazy, inattentive, anti-social, hygiene-challenged and a drunkard. I want to go on record as saying that I am not lazy. I just spend a lot of time thinking.

 

Anyway, the more I thought about what she said, the angrier I became. I couldn’t let it go. I had to get back at her. I’d show the bitch who’s who and what’s what around here. The problem was that I couldn’t think of a proper revenge. Then, one sleepless night, it came to me. And it was perfect.

 

When I first started doing this blog, my wife said, “I don’t care what you write about, just don’t write about our sex life.”

 

Well, honey, your worst fears are about to be realized. I’m going to expose you as the wanton, salacious woman you truly are. When I get done with this posting you’ll be too embarrassed to ever show your face in public again. Your friends and relatives will ostracize you. I’m going into such lurid detail that your deepest, darkest, most illicit secrets will become public knowledge. I’ll show you.

 

I’ll never forget this one time she…. Wait! Wait, let me get something else off my chest first. A few weeks ago I wrote a piece about Tommy Granger, the poor teenage boy who was hung in 1642, by our Pilgrim Fathers, for having carnal knowledge of a sheep. I thought that it was a terrible miscarriage of justice, hanging some kid for committing an offense that the average Indiana farmboy commits on a regular basis. I asked my readers to help me restore Tommy’s reputation by starting a letter writing campaign to our legislators. To date, I have not received one letter in support of clearing Tommy’s name. Needless to say, I am deeply disappointed.

 

Now, where was I? Oh, yes, getting ready to reveal my wife’s inner tart. There was this one time when she had a little too much to drink and she…. Hold it, I’m going to pour myself a glass of wine and savor it while I’m giving my wife her proper comeuppance. Be right back.

 

Damn! I had to open a new bottle. I didn’t realize I drank so much last night. Good thing I gave up drinking hard liquor. I have to admit I once did have a little problem with booze, but not anymore. I’m a reformed man, for the most part, although I do miss the old rip and roar. Moderation was never one of my virtues. I remember waking up one morning with a foggy head and a pain in my backside. When I checked it out I discovered a large bruise on my ass.
I couldn’t remember the previous evening very clearly, so I asked my wife, “Honey, did we have a disagreement last night?”

 

“Why?”

 

“I’ve got this bruise on my ass and was just wondering if you – heh, heh – hit me with a skillet or something.”

 

“No, you asshole, you got drunk and fell down the basement stairs.”

 

“Really?”

 

“Yeah, you bounced twice before rolling to a stop.”

 

“Darn.”

 

Let me get back to business here. The time has come to reap my well-deserved revenge. Once this blog becomes a matter of public record, my wife will never, ever mess with me again. Okay, here’s the real dirt. She used to own this pair of high heels and one time…. Shit, I’ve got to answer the phone. Be right back.

 

That was Benny Jay. For those who don’t know, Benny is a Bulls fan. Fan may be the wrong word. Zealot would be a more honest description. Tonight is game three of the Bulls-Celtics first round playoff series. Benny is a nervous wreck. He see gloom and doom everywhere. He worries about Derrick Rose‘s inexperience, Ben Gordon‘s hot and cold streaks, and John Salmons‘s injury. Benny remembers the Bulls’ glory days when Michael Jordan was playing and the Bulls were unbeatable. I remember those days, too. I try to reassure Benny, telling him that even if the Bulls lose, they are on the right track. We’ve got a great young player, who one day, barring injury, will lead us back to the Promised Land of raised banners and Grant Park celebrations. Benny seems mollified, but I make a note to contact his wife and make sure she keeps Benny away from sharp objects, power tools and the third rail on the Brown Line, if the Bulls lose.

 

Finally I have to cut Benny off. I tell him I’m working on something vitally important right now and we agree to talk later.

 

Enough’s enough. It’s time to put the final nail in the coffin, show my wife the price she has to pay for messing with me. I swear, when this blog is posted, the Earth will shift under her feet. She may decide to enter a convent and renounce all worldly pleasure. Ha, ha – it’ll serve her right.

 

Wait! The phone’s ringing again. Be right back.

 

That’s Benny again. Something about Derrick Rose’s injured toe. Doesn’t look like I’ll get him off the phone anytime soon. Okay, no problem. I’ll fix my wife’s wagon at another time. Stay tuned.

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