Safety Kisses

Throughout the 20th century, it seemed to be widely assumed that the mood of the husband was determined by the behavior of his wife at home. So, concluded the District of Columbia's traffic safety office in 1963, if a man was in a 'disgruntled disposition' and consequently got into a traffic accident, it must have been the fault of his wife who didn't cheer him up adequately when he left home with a goodbye kiss "as though she meant it."

See also: Whose fault is it when your husband is cross at breakfast?

Minneapolis Star - Nov 12, 1963

     Posted By: Alex - Wed May 20, 2020
     Category: Highways, Roads, Streets and Traffic | Gender | Husbands | Wives | 1960s

Of course, a good wife knows how to really, REALLY cheer her husband up.., 😉
Posted by Brian on 05/20/20 at 09:19 AM
During the Masters & Johnson era, some researcher came to the conclusion that men should not drive within 12 hours of having had sex, but women were good to go after just four (? might have been six hours; it's been a few decades since I read it). Combined with DC's traffic safety office's findings, the logical extrapolation is it's never truly safe for a man to drive to work in the morning.
Posted by Phideaux on 05/20/20 at 01:52 PM
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