A local husband has somehow found himself in trouble with his wife after politely informing her that he couldn’t properly hear her attempts to strike up a conversation with him from approximately three rooms away. Watsonia man Jerome Nelson said that while the incident occurred on Sunday, tension was still lingering in the household, leaving him to ponder exactly what he’d done wrong.

Speaking to The Watsonia Bugle, Nelson said, “I honestly don’t know what more I could’ve done. She was the one trying to talk to me from the other side of the house. And if I’d just ignored her, I’d be in even more trouble. It’s an absolute mystery to me. All I said was ‘Sorry Love, I can’t hear you. I’ll be there in a minute’ but all she did was just huff and puff for the rest of the arvo. I was literally apologising for her error in communication, and then offering to walk to within earshot so that she could speak to me. But I’m the bad guy now. It makes no sense.”

Nelson said he was unsure when the current impasse would end, only saying that he hoped it cleared up before the long weekend. He said, “Hopefully it all blows over before the weekend, I don’t want this hanging over my head on a three-day weekend, but who knows what will happen?”