Know-it-all wife now assisted by her online study partner
MY long suffering wife has been quietly training for a new profession for many years now completely without my knowledge.
Not only has she been training to be a doctor, she has also trained as a vet, dentist, travel agent and physiotherapist and one of the world's most prestigious universities - Google.
I discovered this fact recently when one of the kids was sick.
Dr Google, as she is now known at home, diagnosed everything from the common flu to leprosy as the cause of the complaint.
Recently I travelled to Roma and, who would have thought, the GPS in my car was giving wrong directions because the Google-trained GPS in the passenger seat kept telling me what wrong turns I was taking.
Last week I arrived home to find a peacock has taken up residence in the big tree in my front yard and takes visits down to the chook pen for a feed and drink.
Within two minutes I had come to realise, thanks to the help of Dr Google, that it was in fact a peafowl due to its markings and size.
One of the boys was hurt at footy on the weekend and, before he even made it back to the sideline, Dr Google had diagnosed the condition and was already working out a rehab program.
Don't get me wrong, Google is often the best place to find out a new recipe or have a bet on the races but it's starting to erode the misinterpreted Utopia I have been quite happy living under for the past 35 years.