Get a Boating Weekend With the Guys
Method: Appear Weak
Your wife made plans already, but sometimes the prospect of a couple of days off with the guys is too tempting to pass up. To get what you want, try giving her the upper hand and letting her think she’s making the ultimate decision. (In truth, she probably is.) Coming home from work, give off the appearance of extreme fatigue in hope of wringing a sympathetic look. Have a second martini before dinner to enhance the stressed-out appearance. Dinner conversation should focus on being overworked. Then, the kicker — a passing reference to a boys’ weekend and the need to pass it up due to prior family commitments.
Of course in real life, the wife knows when she’s getting conned, but you may still get a man pass.
Appear Stressed and Fatigued
Talk About How Stressed You Are
Mention Boys’ Weekend but Hint at Being Too Tired
When She Suggests Going, Say No Until She Demands You Go