The Scale Never Lies

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I passed by my grandparents’ house a few days ago and as usual my grandma was admonishing my grandpa for his unhealthy eating habits and all the extra weight he needs to lose for his own good.

My grandfather, on the other hand, was just smiling and whispering to me that for the past fifty-one years he has been hearing the same things again and again but he magically loves his wife so much that her moaning sounds like a beautiful song to his ears.

After he got on the scale so my grandma could check his weight as she does now since he was diagnosed with high blood pressure, my grandfather started to suck his belly in, which gave my grandma the chance to comment, “John, do you realize that it doesn’t matter if you suck in your belly? The scale won’t read any less.”

My grandpa replied indifferently, “I know Penelope, I know.”

“Then why do you keep sucking your belly in?” my grandmother asked.

The funny but very honest reply she received was, “I suck it in because I am trying to see what number the scale says.”

(photo courtesy of Nikolai Sorokin/Dreamstime.com)

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Theodoros II About Theodoros II

Theodoros II is a bright but not that successful lawyer who is willing to write for food and the occasional luxury. He takes pride in being multilingual, even though he still can’t spell “Wendesday” correctly; at least he can say it in four different languages!
His work has also appeared in Best Rock Writing 2014 and Listserve.com’s Epic Book of (Mind-Boggling) Top 10 Lists. If you are interested in reading more of his work you can visit his blog at theo-cracy.com.

  • Lorrie Loves Math

    The battle of the bellies, I’m in!

  • ASMs

    Clear sign that we need to cut her weight down.

  • Tina

    LOL

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