Thinking it had been a long time since he had paid her a compliment, she decides to see if she can get one out of him.
“Honey,” she says, “I feel horrible.”
“I look old, fat, and ugly.”
Leaving all semblance of subtlety behind her, she bluntly tells him what she wants.
“I could really use a compliment right now!”
Finally taking his cue, the husband replies,
“Your eyesight is damn near perfect.”