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Misplaced assumptions left me eating humble pie

What did the woman serving the quiche do while her brainy husband was working? Look after the children? Clean the house? Make dinner? I should know better than to make these numbskull assumptions.

What did the woman serving the quiche do while her brainy husband was working? Look after the children? Clean the house? Make dinner? I should know better than to make these numbskull assumptions.

It was at Stuart’s party – Stuart from the office – and I spent the first two hours talking to people I work with. Molly – I shall call her that – seemed left out until Stuart introduced us. ‘We just live in the village,’ she smiled. ‘I popped in to help Stuart with the food.’

She asked what I did and I asked what her husband did, and she said he was at the research institute up the road, which gave us something to talk about. Then it was kids – theirs are grown up – and the pros and cons of village life.

Almost as an afterthought, I popped what should have

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