A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day he would need his wife to wake him at 5.00 am for an early morning business flight. Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and lose), he wrote on a piece of paper, “Please wake me at 5.00 am.” He left it where he knew she would find it.
The next morning, the man woke up, only to discover it was 9.00 am and he had missed the flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife hadn’t wakened him, when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed. The paper said, “It is 5.00 am. Wake up.”
Source | Brian King, Ammunition 357: Jokes for Your Internet Ammo, page 210
PONDER AND CONSIDER
Probably at one time or another you have been either on the giving or receiving end of a silent treatment, otherwise known as the cold shoulder. What are you saying by not saying anything at all?