And then there was the time my wife caught me in the shower with the Brontë sisters.
It all began so innocently. I just happened to pick up my wife’s eReader and glance at the story she was reading. Wuthering Heights, I think it was. Maybe it was Jane Eyre. No, it was The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. That’s what caught my eye. That’s what started this madness. I just couldn’t get enough of it. But I had spent so much time and effort into making fun of my wife for reading Gothic Victorian literature, I couldn’t face the shame of telling her I actually liked it.
I tried to fight it. I’d quickly read a few pages when she was running errands or out with her friends, you know? Real discreet-like. Over time, though, it wasn’t enough. I was consumed with a passion for these tales of cruelty and heart-breaking anguish, their plain heroines becoming more fetching with each turn of a virtual page. I needed more. I need to give myself to the sisters away from my wife’s eyes.
And then it came to me! The shower! Of course! She’d never think to find me reading a book on her eReader in there.
The next day I bought a Travelon Waterproof eReader Case with cash so that my wife wouldn’t be able to track the purchase. Calmly, I announced my intention to wash myself to her as she unpacked the groceries, stealing away with her eReader under my robe. I placed the device carefully within the plastic case, taking care to use the roll top for water-tight closure, and then stepped into the stream of hot water that would never wash away my guilt. If only fate hadn’t betrayed me. If only I hadn’t forgotten to grab the new bottle of shampoo she had just purchased. Maybe things would be different.
Oh I have my own eReader now, but it isn’t the same. Instead, I’ve moved on to sneaking away to private book clubs which focus on women authors of the Victorian era. I tell my wife it’s my weekly “poker night.” I’m sure she suspects nothing.
Warranty: 1 Year Travelon
- Protect and use eReader in and near water, dust, sand, dirt
- Protects your e-Reader from water, dirt, dust or sand
- Roll top for air and water-tight closure, secure with hook and loop
- Fits Kindle®, Nook®
- Includes carry strap
- Material: Plastic
- Dimensions: 7.25”L x 13.5”W
In the box:
- (1) Travelon 12506 Waterproof eReader Case