To cap it all he has managed to sprain his ankle so the requests to fetch things have quadrupled and are all incredibly urgent. I might be sounding really unsympathetic at the moment, if so please bear with me. If you haven't done so you might want to watch the 'Man flu' video on youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EElqrgk4N0 (thanks Jackie for letting me know about this). It doesn't actually seem like a spoof if you read what happened following the sprain -
The 'accident' happened in a supermarket and an over zealous first aider persuaded the husband that he needed to get it checked out properly. The following exchange happened when we saw a male nurse in the local Minor Injuries Unit:
Husband - "So I need to rest it, be waited on hand and foot, brought cups of tea..."
Male Nurse - "Breakfast in bed for a couple of weeks, certainly."
Me - "I'm currently suffering from post concussive syndrome because my husband managed to hit me over the head with the car tailgate. He's never brought me breakfast in bed."
Male Nurse - "Well a sore ankle is a much more serious condition than a head injury."
Me to husband - "Do you remember when I ruptured the ligaments in my ankle?"
Husband looks blank.
Me again - "Or the time my elbow slipped out of its ligament and went back in but not quite properly?"
Male Nurse - "These injuries are always much worse when you're male..."
I promise this was a genuine encounter. Now does the youtube video seem like a spoof?
(BTW I actually thought the nurse was really funny and it was nice to find someone with a sense of humour working there...)