I trust my husband; I just don’t trust the rest of the world

Illustration by Carmen Johns

I heard a story about a woman who knew her husband had left her when she came home from work and their Alexa was missing.

The woman put something in the oven and said, “Alexa! Set the timer.”

Alexa did not respond.


The woman searched her house. Her husband had packed his bags, moved out, and taken Alexa.

Helen Ellis

Helen Ellis is the author of the funny essay collection, Southern Lady Code. You can find her on twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and Instagram @AmericanHousewife.

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