An elderly senior couple, Claudia and Bill, were invited to an old friend's home for dinner one evening. Claudia was impressed by the way her lady friend preceded every request to her husband with endearing terms such as: Honey, My Love, Darling, Sweetheart, Pumpkin, etc.
The couple had been married almost 50 years and, clearly, they were still very much in love. While their husbands were in the living room, Claudia leaned over to her hostess to say, 'I think it's wonderful that, after all these years, you still call your husband all those loving pet names'.
The elderly lady hung her head. 'I have to tell you the truth,' she said, 'His name slipped my mind about 10 years ago, and I'm scared to death to ask the cranky old asshole what his name is.'