I don't really know why I titled this post teamwork, because it's more like Sloanwork. I'm married to a domestic Macgyver type who seems to thrive on husband-duty-improvisation. This OF COURSE leads to some rather offbeat, but undeniably effective methods. Let us explore this:
SITUATION: You only have one cell phone as a couple (caveman, I know) and no alarm clock. You get up and leave an hour earlier than your (angelic-when-she's-sleeping) wife does, and you have to take the phone with you for work. LORD KNOWS your wife is not about to get up any earlier than she has to just to putt around to make sure she doesn't sleep in. But she don't have an alarm!!
SLOANSOLUTION: Right before leaving, place your sleeping/heavy/complaining wife (and the 4382 pound comforter she's wrapped in) on the living room couch. Set the kitchen's oven timer to go off in exactly one hour. BAM. Consider your situation Macgyverized. NEXT.
SITUATION: Your wife comes home late from work. She's rather tired and you don't really have the money to buy groceries for now. In the refrigerator, you have the following components with which to work:
half-empty Slim Fast cans (dude, they last...don't hate)
mustard with horseradish
What the !$#%@& kind of meal can you concoct out of these motley ingredients?
SLOANSOLUTION: One word: Cheddarmarinararicottamacaronicasserole. OH and one more word: Macgyverized.
SITUATION: THE HOUSE ON FIRE!!! STOP BLOGGING YOU IDIOT WE ARE BURNING!
SLOANSOLUTION: Put it out. WITH YOUR MIND. Macgyverized.