Sometimes it pays to look the other way
I THOUGHT this story was in keeping with our front page today talking about extramarital affairs.
A man returns home to Brookwater a day early from a business trip.
It's well after midnight.
While en route from Brisbane Airport, he asks the cabby if he would be a witness.
The man suspects his wife is having an affair, and he wants to catch her in the act.
For $300, the cabby agrees.
The cab driver quietly turns into the street and parks down the road.
Silently opening the door, the husband and cabby tip toe up the stairs and into the bedroom.
The husband switches on the lights, yanks the blanket back and there is his wife in bed with another man!
He is shaken, particularly as this man is much older than him.
The husband puts a gun to the naked man's head.
The wife shouts, "Don't do it! I lied when I told you I inherited millions and that's why we could afford our beautiful home here at Brookwater on the 14th fairway.
He paid for the Porsche I gave you.
He paid for our yacht moored down the Gold Coast.
He paid for your Brisbane Lions season tickets.
He paid for our holiday house on the Sunshine Coast.
He paid for your African safari tour and he pays for our Brookwater Golf Club membership, and he even pays for the dozen boutique wines that get delivered to our door each week."
Shaking his head from side-to-side, the husband lowers the gun.
He looks over at the cabby and says, "What would you do?"
The cabby replies: "I'd cover him with that blanket before he catches a cold."
- Editor Peter Chapman