This is an actual extract from a Home Economics text book,
printed in the early 60's. Absolutely unbelievable. Men love it.
Women can't believe it actually existed.
The Good Wives Guide
Have dinner ready. Plan ahead, even the night before, to have a
delicious meal ready on time for his return home from work. This
is a way of letting him know that you have been thinking about
him and are concerned about his needs.
Most men are hungry when they come home and the prospect of a
good meal (especially his favourite dish) is part of the warm
welcome needed. Prepare yourself. Take 15 minutes to rest so you
will be refreshed when he arrives. Touch up your make-up, put a
ribbon in your hair and be fresh looking.
He has just been with a lot of work weary people. Be a little gay
and a little more interesting for him. His boring day may need a
lift and one of your duties is to provide it.
Clear away the clutter. Make one last trip through the main part
of the house just before your husband arrives. Gather up school
books, toys, papers, etc. and the run a dust cloth over the
tables. Over the cooler months of the year you should prepare and
light a fire for him to unwind by. Your husband will feel he has
reached a haven of rest and order and it will give you a lift
too. After all, catering for his comfort will provide you with
immense personal satisfaction. Minimise all noise. At the time of his
arrival, eliminate all noise of the washer, dryer or vacuum. Try to
encourage the children to be quiet. Be happy to see him. Greet
him with a warm smile and show sincerity in your desire to please
him. Listen to him. You may have a dozen important things to tell
him, but the moment of his arrival is not the time. Let him talk
first, remember, his topics of conversation are more important
Make the evening his. Never complain if he comes home late or
goes out to dinner, or other places of entertainment without you.
Instead, try to understand his world of strain and pressure and
his very real need to be at home and relax.
Your goal: Try to make sure your home is a place of peace, order
and tranquillity where your husband can renew himself in body
and spirit Don't greet him with complaints and problems. Don't
complain if he's late home for dinner, or even stays out all
night. Count this as minor compared to what he might have gone
through that day.
Make him comfortable. Have him lean back in a comfortable chair
or have him lie down in the bedroom. Have a cool or warm drink
ready for him. Arrange the pillow and offer to take off his
shoes. Speak in a low, soothing and pleasant voice. Don't ask him
questions about his actions or question his judgement or
integrity. Remember, he is the master of the house and as such
will always exercise his will with fairness and truthfulness.