The Season

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The young woman was reading a newspaper, while her husband was engrossed in TV. Although initially much taken with his physique and active lifestyle, she had too late come to realize that this masked an unrealistic devotion to sport at her expense. She, therefore, was continually on the lookout for ways to even the scales.

Suddenly, she burst out laughing.

"Listen to this," said she. "There's a classified ad here where a guy is offering to swap his wife for a season ticket to the stadium."

"Hmmm," her husband replied, not looking away from the screen.

"Would you swap me for a season ticket?"

"Absolutely not," said he.

"How sweet," she responded, "tell me why not."

"Season's more than half over ..."