A man and his wife were having some problems at home and were giving each other the silent treatment. Suddenly, the man realized that the next day, he would need his wife to wake him at five AM for an early morning business flight. Not wanting to be the first to break the silence (and lose), he wrote on a piece of paper, “Please wake me at five AM.”
He left it where he knew she would find it. The next morning, the man awoke, only to discover it was nine AM and he had missed his flight. Furious, he was about to go and see why his wife had not awakened him when he noticed a piece of paper by the bed.
The message on the paper read, “It is five AM. Wake up.”