DEAR ABBY: My wife and I have been married for many years, work long schedules, and actually sleep when we go to bed at night. Saturday afternoon, we had "nothin' to do," so I suggested some hanky-panky. We were just getting into it when the phone rang.
I told her to let it go to voicemail, but when our married daughter's name was caller-ID-announced, she said she had to take the call because they had been playing phone tag all day. There was no important matter, just idle chit-chat. What a mood killer!
Am I wrong to be angry that my needs were ignored so my wife could say, "Hello, how are you?" to our daughter (who calls eight times a day anyway)? -- THWARTED IN MICHIGAN
DEAR THWARTED: Wrong? I don't think so. I think it's time to calmly ask your wife why she prioritized taking that call over the opportunity to be intimate with you.
P.S. The next time you're in "H-P" mode, put both of your phones on "do not disturb."