I was sitting with my buddy, Joe, in our favorite watering hole, sipping our beers and looking at our reflections in the huge mirror behind the bar.
“My wife does her housework naked!” said Joe, solemnly.
I almost choked on my swig of beer.
“How do you know, did you catch her?”
“Yes, I did. She usually tells me to get lost while she cleans the house because I get in her way. Well, I came back early one day and caught her pushing the vacuum with just her wrist watch on”
“Why does she do it?”
Joe was smiling into the bar mirror.
“She says it gives her the feeling of total freedom.”
“I hope she draws all the curtains.”
“Oh yes, she likes her privacy.”
“I thought she was getting the first symptoms of dementia, but she says she’s perfectly sane. She says a lot of women do it.”
“I imagine there are some hazards to be aware of when you’re playing Lady Godiva,” I mumbled.
“Oh yes, she burned her tummy while ironing once.”
“Wow! That smarts,” I laughed into the mirror.
“She says she gets the house cleaned in record time, because she can bend and stretch freely.”
I ordered two more beers.
“Some people would think there was something immoral about cleaning the house naked.”
Joe shook his head.
“She says she enjoys it and why shouldn’t she have some fun while doing the drudgery jobs.”
“Has she told you about any embarrassing incidents while she was working in her birthday suit?”
“Tell me, I need a laugh, I’m going home soon.”
“Well, one incident she told me about almost cured her of this nakedness.”
“Bartender, give Joe another beer.” I had to hear this story.
“Well, she was doing the washing in the basement and she just had her hair done. Some of our pipes leak a bit and she spotted our son’s football helmet, which she put on to protect her hair. So, there she stood, stark naked wearing a football helmet.”
We both laughed at that mental image.
“My wife then heard the basement door open. She turned around and there was the gas meter reader staring at her with his mouth open. As he turned to leave, he said: “I hope your team wins, lady.”