Everyone thought him to be a deipnosophist*
Until he rose from the table with a clenched jaw and fist.
He then spewed some vitriol and made for the hall
To get his coat and his wife’s Christmas shawl.
The man, before slamming the front door,
wished the family a Merry Eradication Forevermore.
He then opened the door again
And sheepishly asked his wife if she were coming with him.
She stared back daggers from the dinner table
And shouted, “Maybe by next Christmas if I am willing and able!”
*A dictionary word for the day meaning someone good
at table talk.