Researchers match marriage survival with compatibility when a couple cry “bottoms up”

February 9, 2013

Ah, so The Grumbles perhaps have a mystery to sort out.

Mrs Grumble, you see, tends to be a very modest consumer of liquor who disapproves of those who get – how shall we put it? Let’s say slightly tipsy.

Alf, on the other hand, is an enthusiastic devotee of good scotch, but he will settle for bad scotch if the good stuff is not on tap, or for most drinks containing alcohol, although he has steered clear of methylated spirits and his Uncle Bernie’s home brew.

Mrs Grumble likes to stay at home watching Coro Street, and stuff like that. Alf would rather mosey down to the Eketahuna Club and scuttle some suds with his mates.

So how come he and Mrs Grumble remain happily married?

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