How ‘good’ is your husband? Rate him using hilarious 1930s chart!
Does your husband read the newspaper at the table? Does he burp? Does he leave his shoes in the living room? Call in the Bad Husband Police because you’ve got a naughty one on your hands.
What else makes the good and bad lists when it comes to husbands of the past? We’ve got the hilarious test all husbands need to take right here!
You’ve heard of the roaring 20s and the swinging 60s. But what was married life like in the 1930s?
Well, let’s just say that if your husband didn’t read stories to you or give you ample allowance then you might be heading to marriage counselling.
How does your hubby stack up?
How do we know this? Because a Marital Rating Scale, which has been doing the rounds online, tells us. Designed by marriage-guru-of-the-past George W. Crane, the scale shows how a marriage scores, based on a merits and demerits system.
And the requirements of the husbands of the past are nothing short of hilarious.
The Good Husband Checklist
Does your hubby give you ample allowance every week? Or, better still, does he simply give you ALL of his pay check? 1930s husbands are looking pretty good right about now.
Is he nice to your friends, even the really annoying ones?
Does he pay you plenty of compliments on your looks, your cooking and your housekeeping? (Seriously, where is this husband and why doesn’t he exist today?)
Does he remember your birthday and anniversary? Does remembering his own birthday count?
Does he help you with the dishes, caring for the children and the scrubbing? Because we all want a husband who is a good scrubber, after all.
Does he respect and ask your opinion on business and social affairs?
Does he take you on a date at least once per week? Does letting me to go Kmart alone count?
He is a steady worker and a good provider?
And, finally, does he read newspapers, books or magazines aloud to you?
Or is your partner in The Bad Husband Club?
Does he flirt with other women while out with you? Well, yes, let’s face it, that’s not allowed even today.
Does he read the newspaper at the table? No literature at the dinner table! And I suppose it goes without saying, no mobile phones either…
Does he fail to come to the table when the meal is ready? Apparently yelling “dinner’s ready” 15 times before anyone acknowledges it wasn’t the norm in 1939.
Does he bring his mates around for meals without telling you? What about if he’s going to be late for dinner? Does he let you know? If not, then it’s time to call in Dr. George W. Crane for some serious damage control.
Does he leave the dresser drawer open? Or does he leave his shoes in the living room? Naughty naughty! Nothing about the toilet seat left up though…
Does he compare you to his mother? Or ex-partners? Back in the 30s that was a loss of five points. Today, well, it’s pretty much worthy of a kick in the nuts.
And, finally, does he blow his nose, burp or snore? It’s time to find yourself a new husband then.
Well, my partner clearly loses. How about yours? If you lived in the 30s would you be packing up your perfectly behaved children and your best Sunday attire and heading out the door?