At the hospital a man who had just had surgery was coming out from being under anesthesia while his wife sat at his bedside.
His eyes fluttered open, and he murmured, “You’re beautiful,” to his wife.
She was flattered, and continued her vigil while he drifted back to sleep.
Later he woke up and said, “You look pretty cute,” to his wife.
“What happened to ‘beautiful’?” she asked.
“The drugs are wearing off,” he replied.