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That Really Was The Last Straw - Short Story

Updated on October 26, 2013
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Cheryl glanced up at the clock, 10.50pm. With a sigh she shut down the computer and turned off the desk lamp. Going to the kitchen she rinsed her coffee cup and tidied the kitchen before heading off to bed.

Just then she heard Stuart’s key turning slowly in the lock.

He looked surprised to see her. “You didn’t have to wait up. Didn’t get my text to say I would be working late?”

It was typical of him to assume that, one she had been waiting up for him, and two that she would believe his text that he was working late as word, especially as he reeked of perfume.

“Did you have a productive evening?” she asked, but he obviously didn’t hear the sarcasm in her tone.

“Yes the meeting went well, in fact very well indeed”

“They take you for granted; this is the third night this week that you’ve had to work late”

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Stuart poured himself a coffee

“I have to make good impression, you know show willing. Sometimes I wish I was as lucky as you are, staying at home all day doing nothing but look after the kids and the house, you have the easy life.”

Cheryl was livid; it took all her concentration to keep her tongue still. He had no idea what it was like taking care of three boisterous children, running back and forth to school and sports events, and taking his Mother shopping twice a week, and keeping the home clean and tidy. It was definitely not the relaxed lifestyle that he seemed to imagine.

“Oh guess what” he grinned not noticing how she was glaring at him. “Brian is leaving, that means there is a promotion in the offing, and I’m sure they’ll offer it to me”

“Won’t they advertise the job outside of the company?” She asked.

“Well yes but that doesn’t mean anything, I’m certain they will give me the promotion and that will mean a huge pay rise. Even more reason for you to sit back and relax, have long lunches with your friends and pamper yourself at the beauty salon.”

“Is that what you think? That I spend my days having long lunches and going to the beauty salon?” Replied Cheryl clenching her jaw.

“Well OK, maybe not the beauty salon” he shrugged his shoulders “But maybe you should, and sign up for a gym too, you have let yourself go lately and I noticed you are putting on weight, getting plump”

That was it, she’d put up with his affairs and his attitude for the sake of the kids, but to stand there and complain about her looks when she was run ragged all day long, that was the last straw.

“That’s it we are through, pack your things and get out! GET OUT!” she yelled.


Over the next week Cheryl ignored his calls, text messages and emails but she couldn’t do that forever.

'I’ll meet you in your office tomorrow morning 9am sharp.' She emailed him.

Stuart's face lit up when she walked into his office next morning.

“I’m glad you’re here” he said “We need to talk, I miss you, I really want to come home. We can sort things out; I want things to go back the way they were”

“If you want a home life then I suggest you move in with your girlfriend”

His face went visibly pale “Oh… did you know about that? It’s over I promise, it was nothing, she meant nothing to me, it’s over I swear”

Cheryl smiled “Yes I heard she dumped you when you didn’t get that promotion you were so sure of. Actually Stuart I’m here to tell you that things are going to change from now on”

He looked at her puzzled, as if seeing her for the first time. “What’s with the power suit and the briefcase?” he frowned.

“All those years that you thought I was just relaxing and pampering myself and having an easy life, in my spare time I’ve been doing an online degree. It was a struggle and it meant I often had to work and study late at night but I achieved it. You never noticed because you were always with your mistress instead of being at home”

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Cheryl turned and walked away but Stuart followed her down the corridor. “Can we get back together?” he almost whimpered. “At least can I call you?’ he pleaded.

Instead of heading for the elevator Cheryl walked into a large spacious office with big picture windows and views over the city. She sat down behind the mahogany desk… the one ready for the new head of department.

“Oh yes you can call me… from now on you can call me ‘Boss’. Oh and your mother wants you to take her shopping tomorrow”



© Rosemary Sadler Feb 2012


I am suffering a little with RSI so please don’t think I’ve forgotten you if I don’t respond to your comments for a couple of days.




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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Ooohhh, Rosemay,

      This is wickedly wonderful! You have clearly studied at the school of 'you just never know'...!!

      I am intrigued by this type of writing from you and would love to see more! Voted UP & AB.

      Hugs, Maria

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      KayyKayy 5 years ago

      Leave him but if you havee children then teach him a lesson?

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      Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      I am so totally delighted with this story. She not only got her revenge but she one-upped him on the job. Great and funny.

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      This story reminds me the old proverb: Tit for tat.

      I enjoyed this feel good story.

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      WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

      There is nothing worse than a female boss on a power trip, unless, she is your ex-wife.

      Use a pen tablet and vocal software. Hope you feel better. Soak it in saltwater and then put it in hot sand. Go to the beach!

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      Ghaelach 5 years ago

      Morning Rosemary.

      This is the type of hub we don't see very often on HP.

      You could say this is one for the girls.

      Well put together and the out come brought a smile to my face. Take care and have a nice day.

      LOL Ghaelach

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Rosemary, Cheryl is MY kind of woman. Well done, tiger. Sorry 'bout your RSI. Pamper it and then tell it goodbye.

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      Melchius 5 years ago from Norfolk, England

      Well written, nice story with a neat twist at the end. Well done. I'll read more of your stuff.

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      Peg Cole 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      I loved this story. The good guy wins and she's wearing a white hat.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Just a quick thank you to everyone. I will respond more personally later on.

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hello Rosemay. That turn about is fair play stuff can sure sting. Feel better soon. Clever story.

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      Gypsy48 5 years ago

      Great story, love the ending. Checkmate!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This is a great story Rosemary..Woman power..YEA..loved it.

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      snakeslane 5 years ago from Canada

      Love this "You can call me boss". Please rest the wrist, don't worry about reply til better. Regards, snakeslane

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      Joyce Haragsim 5 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Voted up and awesome, this is a fantastic I'm so glad she's dumped him and now is his Boss maybe another part were she fires him, seriously. Not at all sure what RSI means.I have a carpal problem with nerves going through hand most of the time.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I loved this story. Well done. OK, what is RSI?? Just curious.

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      mckbirdbks 5 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Rosemay, pardon me. An explanation from Becky is that: RSI is all of the different problems lumped together, carpel tunnel, ulnar nerve damage, tendinitis, etc. It is used to denote all or one of them.

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      Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      Stands for Repetitive Strain Injury. From repetitive movements causing the injuries. I Googled it.

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      Frank Atanacio 5 years ago from Shelton

      I hate to admit it but I loved it.. :)

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      it's great that she gained her life back...some would be devastated by the loss...great story Rosemay...you kicked him in the gut...

      by the way...get well soon...

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      Brenda Barnes 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

      Talk about putting a man in his place! This lady is strong and powerful. WhooHoo to you Rosemay.

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      Jose Velasquez 5 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      Wow, the ultimate revenge. She really hit him where it hurts.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Rosemay,

      Yes! Stuart got his just deserts. Go Cheryl!

      Voted up and away.

      Take Care

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      LABrashear 5 years ago from My Perfect Place, USA

      Awesome! Voted up - hope you feel better soon!

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Oh My Rosemary this was so great! I am doing the dum dum dummmp dance...This was such a great story...the ending priceless. Great Job! Hope you are doing well...so sorry it took me so long to get here..:)

      Hugs

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Rosemay, great job! Wow, this was awesome. You really have did a great job with this story. I must say, I look forward to more of them. Sorry about your circumstance. I will keep you in my prayers dear Rosemay. I hope you feel better and hope you have a great weekend. Take care, rest, and get well.

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Wow that was a Treat to read Rosemay...very well done with just the right Twist. Look forward to more of this edge to your work! Hope you're feeling better.

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      jami l. pereira 5 years ago

      HaHa! This was great ! I loved it ! voted up and all the way :)

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Oh if it only were true...many times over! lol

      Great fun read, voted up.

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      sofs 5 years ago

      I love a twist to the tale.. and this one sounds just right! Have a wonderful day! God Bless!

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Mar

      Pleased you thought this story wickedly wonderful:). I would certainly like to write more like this. Fun to do.

      Thank you for the vote my friend

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      KayyKayy Thank you for the visit

      Becky I am delighted you enjoyed this story. Yes she certainly ahowed him who is bos :)

      Vinaya. definitely tit for tat. And she certainly did feel good:)

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      @ WD Curry

      Haha Nothing like a woman scorned aye :). I did like your suggestion for a remedy… just perfect

      @ Ghaelach

      One for the girls yes but males might learn a few tricks from reading this type of story. Lol. Pleased it brought a smile to your face :)

      @ drbj

      Cheryl is certainly a woman to be admired. Not too good at pampering myself, 2 steps forward and 1 step back so slow job :)

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      @ Melchius

      Nice to meet you. I am pleased you enjoyed the story. Thank you for reading. I will be popping along in the next few days to read some of your hubs.

      @ Pegcole

      Hi Peg so pleased you enjoyed this story, not only is she wearing the white hat but also the pants now too. Thank you for reading

      @ mckbirdbks

      Hi Mike. I am sure he definitely felt the sting, and serves him right too Lol. Thanks for popping in

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      @ Gypsy48

      I am pleased you enjoyed the story. Definitely checkmate. Thank you for reading

      @ always exploring

      I thought you would like this one Ruby. Woman power ?

      Thanks for dropping in

      @ snakeslane

      Pleased you enjoyed the story. The wrist is now starting to improve thank you

      @ writer20

      Hi Joyce thank you for your enthusiastic comment ? , I am pleased you enjoyed it. Thank you for reading. I think he’ll look for another job, don’t you?

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      @ Mary615

      Thank you for dropping by. I am pleased you enjoyed the story.

      I see Mike and Becky have explained the RSI for me.

      Thank you both Mike and Becky for so thoughtfully jumping in here and giving this explanation for me. Your kindness is much appreciated

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      Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      You're welcome Rosemay, it was no problem. Don't go overdoing now. We don't want you to take another step back. We miss you too much for that. Love ya.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      @ Frank Atanacio

      Thank you for sticking with it to the end Frank, pleased you loved it :)

      @ raciniwa

      Yeah he got what he deserved and she survived and became stronger.

      Thank you for the well wishes.

      @ Hyphenbird

      Yes he was definitely put in his place by this powerful woman

      Thank you for dropping by

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      @ PHILLYDREAMER

      Oh yes he was sure hurting. Lol Nothing like a woman scorned. Thank you for reading

      @ Sueswan

      Just desserts without the sugar coating. Yeah Go Cheryl.

      Thank you for dropping in. I am pleased you enjoyed it

      @ LABrashear

      Thank you for dropping by and reading. Pleased you enjoyed and thanks for the well wishes.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      @ Sunnie Day

      I can just see you doing the dum dummmmp dance. Lol. I am pleased you enjoyed the story.

      Thank you for popping in

      @ thelyricwriter

      Hi Ricky I am pleased you enjoyed this story, I will be writing more like this. Thank you for the prayers and well wishes, getting right slowly but surely.

      @ b. Malin

      Thank you for dropping by and for the compliment. I enjoyed writing this so will try some more. Thank you for the well wishes

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      @ jami l. Pereira

      Hi Jami I am pleased you enjoyed this and it gave you a laugh, probably a much needed laugh.

      Take care my friend

      @ Jackie Lynnley

      Oh I do so agree, that’s what these cheating men deserve. Lol

      Pleased you enjoyed it.

      @ Sofs

      Thank you for dropping by, I am pleased you enjoyed the read.

      Will be popping over to your end soon

      @ Becky Katz

      Nice to have such good friends. Love ya too

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      K.A.E Grove 5 years ago from Australia

      This was an enjoyable read, there is nothing like the taste of sweet revenge, simply wonderful :)

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Thank you nighthag. Just love her style... revenge with class, doesn't come any better aye :)

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      I am a little late finding this one; but better late than never.

      I loved it and thank you for sharing.

      Have a wonderful day my dear friend.

      Eddy.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Eddy

      It is never late for reading Lol.

      I am so far behind because of my RSI it is going to take me a long while to catch up.

      Thank you for popping in

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Ha ha! What a fun read! Great twist in the end. Who would have imagined? Loved it!!

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi SannaeL

      Yes he didn't see that coming Lol. So pleased you enjoyed the read. I had fun writing it.

      Thank you for dropping by

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      Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Well written, awesome flow, and loved the ending! And, thank you Rosemay. Looking up RSI at wikipedia I printed the egronomical map for sitting at a desk. I will take it on Sat to do some measuring + when I go for new desk glasses I will focus on that too! I got two for the price of one (if not three). Hmmmm, plus you just gave me a hub idea. Thank You!

      tim

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi again Tim. So pleased you enjoyed this story, it was fun to write. RSI is almost right again now with inflammatory pills. 2 glasses for the price of one that is good, don't make the same mistake as I did last time and only read the book they give you, insist on looking at a computer screen, big difference.

      Thanks again for reading. Looking forward to your new hub :)

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      Martie Coetser 5 years ago from South Africa

      My kind of story, Rosemary. One never knows what another person's duties imply before you perform them yourself. Too many men, in their capacity as husbands and bosses at work, have no fricken idea what the duties of a housewife or secretary/bookkeeper/whoever imply. They THINK they are able to do it better and faster. I hate this kind of man, although I no longer take him to heart. I just feel sorry for him, for being so self-absorbed and so willing, oh, always so willing, to enjoy whatever privileges fall onto their laps in spite of their promises NOT to enjoy them.

      This story was entertaining and inter alia because it is short and sweet to the point. A perfect short (short) story. Voted up and awesome :))

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Most men have such closed minds when it comes to wives at home and they certainly do not realise just how much work secretary/bookkeeper do for them, nor how often those ladies save their asses. As far as cheating goes I could tell you stories of my ex that would shock you.

      Thank you for reading and I am pleased you enjoyed it. The vote up is much appreciated.

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      Diana Mendes 5 years ago

      Great Hub! Voted up & awesome. I loved the ending. Be blessed.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, what a great story! I was secretly hoping that she would say, your fired! haha!

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      I am pleased you enjoyed this story Diana

      Thank you for the visit and the vote, much appreciated

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Haha I think it would be worse for him to continue working with her as his boss, just imagine his embarrassment with his collegues. Lol More fun keeping him on. hee hee

      Thank you for dropping by

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Rosemay, How did I miss this? sorry - I just said to Nick yesterday I hadn't seen you for a while, I hope the RSI has improved, I've had that and it's so frustrating!

      I love this story - a great twist, fantastic and voted up!

      Best wishes Lesley

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Lesley

      A lot easier now thank you and yes it is frustrating.

      I am pleased you enjoyed the story, I may try more like this Lol

      Thank you for the vote much appreciated

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      Linda Rogers 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Hi Rosemay-First and foremost, I hope your feeling better :) This story was awesome. She was a strong confident woman and didn't feel sorry for herself with her situation with the hubby. She was smart and didn't rely on him for everything like some of us do when were in love. She is my kind of gal. Loved how you ended the story. Just great and very empowering!

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Minne

      Thank you my wrist is a lot better now, just need to make sure I don't do too much typing and mouse clicking. Lol

      Yeah she is my kind of gal too. It is so easy to slip into that dependancy role especially when the wife doesn't work. She held her head high and did what she had to do. I am pleased you enjoyed the story and gained something from it.

      Thank you for reading

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      James W. Nelson 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      Whoa! Rosemay, I loved this story! You kept it moving forward, kept the interest high, had twists and turns, and then that major twist at the end. I did break out laughing. Unfortunately, I know a lot of men see their wife in the same way that Stuart "saw" Cheryl.

      Great hub, and thank you for my morning laugh. A good laugh always helps one to get moving!

      James W. Nelson

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi James

      Unfortunately you are right far too many men think a stay at home Mom has an easy life. Wouldn't it be good if there was an international 'Role swap week' Both parties would learn a lot and have more consideration for each other. It may be quite funny too.

      I am pleased you anjoyed the story and it gave you a laugh.

      Thank you for reading

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      Justin W Price 5 years ago from Juneau, Alaska

      nice work rosemay. I enjoyed that very much :-)

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Justin

      Thank you for dropping by. I am pleased you enjoyed the story.

      I owe you a visit, so will pop along soon

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      Kamalesh050 5 years ago from Sahaganj, Dist. Hooghly, West Bengal, India

      I enjoyed the story very much. It's written very nicely with touches of fun elements that made the story really so interesting! Voted Up & Awesome.

      Take care Rosemay. Best Wishes, Kamalesh

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      stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Wonderful hub Rosemay, and hoping you get plenty of rest to relieve the RSI dear heart. God Bless You .

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hello Stars

      My wrist is better now thank you.

      I am pleased you enjoyed the story :)

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      Don A. Hoglund 5 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      I kind of thought she was going to offer to trade jobs with him. Let him take care of the kids for awhile.I have a nephew who stays home with the kids while his wife has a career. Probably sensible because they live in one of the better suburbs, she must have more earning power. The guy in your story is the opposite. He underestimates his wife.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi dahoglund

      The days are long gone when traditional roles were expected. If a woman can earn as much or more than her husband it is logical that she is the one to go out to work. I know a few people who have switched roles and it works well.

      The guy in this story was far too arrogent to believe his wife was capable of anything more than lunching out and pampering herself. He was rudely awakened.

      Thank you for coming along and reading my story.

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      Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      How clever! Enjoyed this story of revenge very much. Good job.

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Great twist! I loved it.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Suzanne

      I'm pleased you enjoyed this story, revenge is sweet :)

      Thank you for reading

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Will

      Thank you for dropping by. Pleased that men are enjoying this story as much as the women :)

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      Senoritaa 5 years ago

      LOL. Funny ending.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Senorita

      Thanks for the visit. I'm pleased you enjoyed it

      Enjoy the rest of your Easter

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      Great little story - definitely one for girl power. Loved the twist in the end. Well written. Glad your wrist is better- that means we get to see more of your writing. Voted up!

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Docmo

      Haha yes ((( Girl power ))) Lol

      Thank you for the compliment, it is very much appreciated coming from a good story writer as yourself.

      Yes my wrist is better, I just have to get the brain into gear now :)

      I'm pleased you enjoyed it and thanks for the vote up.

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      Annie Fenn 4 years ago from Australia

      Oh yes, just deserts!!! Tastes so good too!! Love this Rosemay, well done. I am sorry to hear of your RSI, it isn't much fun, hope its all going okay.

      Thank you for a very clever and witty read, love those paybacks!!! My votes and best wishes to you, Rosemay and sharing!!

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Annie. Yes that payback must feel so good. Lol

      I am pleased you enjoyed reading this story, much better than the spooky poems aye :)

      The RSI is OK as long as I don't do too much, it does get frustrating when I can't write for days or a even couple of weeks.

      Thank YOU for reading, I always appreciate your visits and lovely comments

      Thank you too for the votes and sharing.

      Take care

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 4 years ago from Templeton, CA

      I wasn't ready for that ending. I thought it was a great turn-around. Thanks for a bit of fun tonight.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hello Barbara. I had fun writing this story. I am glad you enjoyed it :)

      Thank you for popping by and reading

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      Audrey Howitt 4 years ago from California

      Great story!

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Thank you Audrey I am pleased you enjoyed it.

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! Bless her little victorious heart! Just call me, "Boss!" LMAO!!

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Paula. I love this lady, wouldn't that just feel so good Haha.

      Pleased you enjoyed it

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      red mermaid 4 years ago

      Such a short but powerful story...You've got me wishing i'd wrote it :-)

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi Red mermaid

      Yes a short, short story. Lol. Hope it gave you some ideas for your next story :)

      Thank you for dropping by

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      Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

      This was nicely, nicely done!! I enjoyed the read, ending and all. Take care.

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi again Cynthia. I had a lot of fun writing this. Pleased the ending brought a smile.

      You take care too

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      DJ Anderson 3 years ago

      Great story. Smart woman to be able to see beyond the emotional pain

      of living with a cheating husband. She got her degree and he got what

      was coming to him.

      DJ.

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      Rosemary Sadler 3 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Hi DJ Apologies for responding late.

      Pleased you enjoyed the story.

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      Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      Wonderful. I read the whole story. It run very well. Loved it. Well done! Great ending.

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