Wife reluctantly issues husband ‘AFL hall pass’
A normally uptight wife has reluctantly issued her long-suffering husband an ‘AFL hall pass’ for the Sydney Swans vs Hawthorn Hawks grand final this weekend.
The 37-year-old Swans fan told The Roar that while his partner’s decision had came completely out of the blue and was ”totally out of character,” it was nonetheless a dream come true.
“I’m still in a state of shock, to tell you the truth.
“I thought we had a lunch with the in-laws penciled in for Saturday; her whole family hates sport and I was dreading the thought of listening to her fiscally conservative old man rabbit on about the importance of a balanced federal budget,” he said.
“I was already making plans to tape the game and secretly watch it that night downstairs once [my wife] Sally had drifted off to sleep. But now I’ve been told I can go out and watch the entire match – and not just one or two quarters, but the WHOLE THING… as long as I come back home by 9pm. I can’t believe it!”
The man said that while he’d love nothing more than to go out and “murder a thousand cold ones” on Saturday afternoon, he would probably drink at a moderate pace in the hope that his partner’s goodwill gesture becomes a regular thing.
The Roar also understands that his single mates will give him a lot of shit over this.
His wife Sally, however, told The Roar that her generous concession was likely to be a one off.
“My sister’s coming over for brunch on Sunday morning and we’re meant to be going to Ikea in the afternoon to pick out some new curtain blinds, so he had f***ing better be switched on for that,” she snarled.