Avis was tired of Ralph always being so stubborn in his ways. "A lady's place is in the kitchen! And to be seen and not heard!" Ha! Avis knew that the mindset of ole Ralph was going away with the times, and she was so angry and irritated of always having to live in the shadow of that crotchity old man.
One morning, Ralph was giving Avis a rough time, nothing but normal around their home. Avis had enough! She shouted, "I can do anything you can do better! Anything better than you! You name it. It's on! If I win, ENOUGH of this rubbish you speak."
Ralph was too shocked in Avis' outrageous claims of being better than him! Psht! There's no way. Ralph, thought and thought, and realized that NO lady could be better at fencing than a man. After all, they don't teach fencing in 'home economics'. He knew it was a man's sport. And he knew he'd win. Maybe it would shut her up, all this foolish bullpucky Avis keeps going on about. He made her promise that whoever won, would be graceful about it; and whomever lost would know their role, and drop this silly talk.
They set up the time and settled for Saturday morning. (After Avis made breakfast for Ralph, anyways)
The jabs came. Clink! Swish! Clack!
You'd never believe who won...