Jim arrives home to find his wife lying on the floor in a pool of sweat. He rushes over and rouses her. It’s then that he notices that she’s wearing a parka and a mink.
“Are you okay? What are you doing?” he asks.
“You’ve been promising to paint the living room for months now,” she explains groggily. “I wanted to prove that I could do just as good a job as you, and faster too.”
“Well, it does look like you did a good job,” Jim says, looking around. “But why are you all bundled up?”
“I know how to read,” she snaps. “The can said, ‘For best results put on two coats.’”
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