Why men don’t write advice columns

June 9, 2009

Ouf! That was all a bit heavy yesterday, wasn’t it, with the Mummy Wars? Here’s a joke from my lovely friend C to cheer us all up:

Dear Roger,

I hope you can help me. The other day, I set off for work leaving my husband in the house watching the TV. I hadn’t driven more than a mile down the road when the engine conked out and the car shuddered to a halt. I walked back home to get my husband’s help.

When I got home I couldn’t believe my eyes. He was in our bedroom with the neighbour’s daughter.

I am 32, my husband is 34, and the neighbour’s daughter is 22. We have been married for ten years.When I confronted him, he broke down and admitted that they had been having an affair for the past six months. I told him to stop or I would leave him. He was made redundant six months ago and he says he has been feeling increasingly depressed and worthless.

I love him very much, but ever since I gave him the ultimatum he has become more and more distant. He won’t go to counselling and I’m afraid I can’t get through to him anymore.

Can you please help?

Sincerely, Sheila

Dear Sheila,

A car stalling after being driven a short distance can be caused by a variety of faults with the engine. Start by checking that there is no debris in the fuel line. If it is clear, check the vacuum pipes and hoses on the intake manifold and also check all grounding wires. If none of these approaches solves the problem, it could be that the fuel pump itself is faulty, causing low delivery pressure to the injectors.

I hope this helps,


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  • The wife of bold June 9, 2009 at 10:39 am

    Haha…hilarious! Just about sums up mens compasionate side!

  • Suburbia June 9, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Ever practical I guess!

  • Milla June 9, 2009 at 11:26 am

    classic, love it! needed a wee chortle.

  • Perfectly Happy Mum June 9, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Just Brilliant!! Even my husband thought so 🙂

  • rosiero June 9, 2009 at 3:53 pm


  • Maternal Tales June 10, 2009 at 5:07 am

    Hee hee! Oh so typical. Thanks for the laugh x

  • Potty Mummy June 10, 2009 at 6:20 am

    Venus and Mars, eh?

  • dulwich divorcee June 11, 2009 at 8:45 am

    WOB, I know, but he did very earnestly try to help with what he thought the problem was! I thought it was really quite sweet ….

  • dulwich divorcee June 11, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Suburbia, yes, they do try, don't they?

  • dulwich divorcee June 11, 2009 at 8:46 am

    Milla, hope you don't mean that literally. Have had so many conversations about incontinence, particularly trampoline-related, recently I feel a post coming on …

  • dulwich divorcee June 11, 2009 at 8:46 am

    PHM, thank you! So nice that your husband is involved in your blog world too x

  • dulwich divorcee June 11, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Rosiero, thank you xx

  • dulwich divorcee June 11, 2009 at 8:48 am

    MT, all part of the DD service! PM, you're right – though not so much different planets as different universes some days!

  • Margarita June 15, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    That is so funny!! I loved reading it, thanks for posting!