Stop at the drug store on the way home, buy a candle, one of those grill lighter things, a fresh deck of Uno cards (those bent corners are secret codes), some over-priced snacks, and a Jose Feliciano’s Greatest Hits CD. When you get home, don’t say a word. Even when Mrs. Roy says,“Why are you home? Did you get fired?” Just start placing everything you bought on the dining table. Put the Jose Feliciano CD in the boom box, turn it on track one, then hand Mrs. Roy the lighter thing and say, “Come On Baby Light My Fire.”

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