Thirty Second Rule

When I can’t find something in the kitchen, I call for Good Man, who’s usually in the office. Then, just as he sets foot in the kitchen, I find whatever I need.

“I need to make a thirty second rule,” he said, “to wait.”

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“여보! Where’s my menu planner for the week? I can’t find it!” I called from the living room.

Good Man dutifully came out and as soon as he appeared, I found it. I held it up triumphantly. “Dammit!” he said, “I need to do the Thirty Second Rule!”