Friday, February 1, 2008
Paul & Joanne - A Follow-up Story
A friend sent me this story about Paul Newman & Joanne Woodward: While appearing on a talk show a number of years ago, they were discussing how they had managed to stay married for so many years. Joanne Woodward gave an example of a problem in their marriage. It turns out Paul Newman likes to eat grapefruit in the shower – go figure! Anyway, every day he would leave his grapefruit rind on the shelf in the shower. It drove Joanne crazy! Finally, in order to solve the problem, she had a garbage disposal installed in their shower drain. After that, Paul just put his rind down the drain and no more problem. Her point: instead of trying to change or “fix” the person, just fix the problem. Not bad advice!