My wife of almost two years seemed to have undergone a massive change since I had left her that morning. She had always been sweet and coy. Reasonable and non-demanding in everything she did or said. But now there was an element that I had never seen before, a sense of confidence, almost as if she was looking down on me. Naturally, considering our actual positions, this was absolutely true, but it wasn't in this way that I meant it, it was as if she was starting to consider me as being inferior, something beneath her. I had never ever seen my sweet wife like this before.
I found myself standing helplessly as she did exactly what she said she was going to do, smiling gently at me all the time. " You look so cute!" she laughed. Then she got more serious. "I'll take a Scotch and water darling. A nice strong Scotch, if you don't mind." Then she turned her back on me and headed for the sitting room, where we normally watched TV, leaving me standing there helpleslly.