One morning, a spouse discovers a note from her significant other on the refrigerator, expressing his intention to spend the night with his 19-year-old secretary at a motel. Despite the shock, she responds with a note on the dining table, acknowledging his honesty about their age and revealing her own plan to spend the night with a 19-year-old student, Michael, at the Holiday Inn.
In her letter, she, a math teacher, humorously points out that they are both 57 years old, emphasizing the mathematical difference in their situations. While her husband’s secretary is 19, so is Michael, the assistant tennis coach she plans to be with. With a playful twist, she notes that 19 goes into 57 more times than 57 goes into 19, implying that their actions are on par, but with a slight numerical advantage on her part.
The story unfolds with a witty and unexpected turn, revealing the wife’s decision to have her own night out, drawing attention to the absurdity of her husband’s request. The humor in the mathematical comparison adds a lighthearted touch to the situation, portraying the wife’s response as a clever and humorous way to address her husband’s affair.
This humorous exchange between the couple, utilizing age and mathematics, turns a potentially serious situation into a comedic revelation of the absurdity in their respective actions. The story ends with the wife humorously stating that she won’t be home until the next day, leaving readers with a smile at the unexpected twist in the narrative.