A Hus­band Knows His Wife Best

知妻莫若夫

Special Focus - - Contents - Ma Lip­ing 马立平

Agirl friend of mine had just given birth and was rolled back to her de­liv­ery room. She was strug­gling to open her eyes and started look­ing around, anx­iously, at the peo­ple around her. Her pale lips were open­ing and clos­ing but no sound came out, her arms were flail­ing as if she was try­ing to ges­ture some­thing but didn’t have the strength to lift them up.

Ev­ery­one was guess­ing as to what she was try­ing to say, but they were all re­jected by the slight shake of her head. Watch­ing her get more and more ag­i­tated, we all just looked at each other, not know­ing what to do. Just then, her hus­band came to her side, bent over, and whis­pered some­thing into her ear. All of a sud­den it was as if a heavy load had been lifted off of her shoul­ders, she shut her eyes and went qui­etly to sleep.

Later I asked her hus­band: “What was it that you whis­pered to her?”

He replied: “I told her, ‘Dar­ling, I’ve al­ready taken a pic­ture of the baby and posted it on In­sta­gram, Twit­ter and Tum­blr.’”

(From Com­e­dyWorld , De­cem­ber 2017. Trans­la­tion: Sam Bow­den)

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