Wifely wisdom

After having been feeling odd for the last couple of days here in Las Vegas, I explained my symptoms to Mrs Saul on the phone this morning.

She told me not to be silly - I was probably dehydrated and should try and find a sports drink or mix some sugar and salt up in a glass of water.

I did the former and instantly felt better.

I wonder if this sort of thing is why wives often used to follow armies around, many years ago?

Middle Ages Warrior to wife: Wife, get thee here. I am feeling all weak and feeble and my head hurts. I think I have ye plague and will doubtless shortly meet my maker. Please pray for my soul and get thee to a nunnery after I'm gone.

Sensible Middle Ages wife: Stop being silly. Here have a drink of water with some honey mixed in, as well as a slice of this salted venison I've been hauling around with me ever since we left Agincourt. There, that's better, isn't it?

Comments:

It might be one reason why the wives accompanied the men, but not the only reason... nudge, nudge ;-)

By the way, your article in Shufflegazine is going out to stores in the next few days, will put the PDF up too soon.

Posted by Magnus on September 19, 2008 at 12:28 AM GST #

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