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Bob’s Your Uncle

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Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil

The uncertain, yet common theory is that Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil appointed his nephew to the position of Chief Secretary for Ireland in 1887. This surprising and unpopular act of nepotism caused people to wonder if his nephew was awarded the position on his merits or because Bob was his uncle. Read more on Wikipedia.

My ex-husband’s first name is Robert. From birth he was called by his middle name. As an adult he held a certain measure of disdain for the name Robert. In his mind he was not a Robert and he was certainly not a Bob.

When he was in earshot I would say,

“Bob’s your uncle! Wait. No he’s not, he’s my husband.”

It cracked me up every time I said it. My ex-husband? Not so much. There was something I would ask him that he found even more distasteful. If I entered the kitchen and he was struggling to reach something on the top shelf. Me, being the taller spouse would say,

“Do you want me to get that for you?” I reached up and grabbed it for him.

“There you go. Bob’s your uncle. Oh, wait, Bob’s not my uncle…”

Maybe there’s a reason he’s my ex.

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  1. Haha! Oh, I so love your sense of humor. I would have been cracking up, too!

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    June 12, 2020
  2. I’ve always wondered where that “Bob’s your uncle” thing came from. I mentioned it in my post, too.

    Yes, I’d say there’s a reason he’s your ex. I’m one to find things funny, too, and my DH often reminds me, “A joke is funny only so many times.” And to be frequently reminded your wife is taller would get to any man. You must not have liked him much?

    I married into the Goodenough/Goodnough clan — and EVERYONE has to crack that stupid joke. To them it’s new; I’ve heard it about 20,000 times and just grit my teeth when someone says, “So he was good enough for you, eh?” Grrr..

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    June 12, 2020
    • Reading my comment over now, I feel I should apologize. Sorry if I came across in a rude way. I can’t possibly know; I was just going by how my husband would react. (He’s a Bob, too.)

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      June 13, 2020
  3. I was not offended and did not think you were rude. Honesty is a good thing as long as the delivery is done with kindness. I have a strange sense of humour and always thought his ego could handle it. I guess I was wrong!

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    June 13, 2020

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