“Darling,” the husband said, smiling mischievously as he turned to face his spouse. “I’ve gone and done something really unexpected.” Tonight, I’m having a guest around for dinner.”

His wife’s shocked eyes grew wide, and she asked, “What? Do you have a mental illness? I mean, the house is a total mess. The last thing I want to do right now is cook a fancy dinner, I haven’t had time to go shopping, and the sink is overflowing with filthy dishes.”

After a quiet chuckle, he said, “I’m well aware of all that, my love.”

“Then why on earth did you invite a friend over for dinner, especially with our home in such a state?” she questioned, perplexed.

“Well, you see, my dear, our friend happens to be at a rather critical crossroads in life,” he said, breaking into a fit of laughter. His thoughts are on entering into matrimony.”

When she realized what he intended, her gaze softened. She couldn’t help but grin at her husband’s original approach to provide their buddy with support and direction throughout this crucial life decision.