She didn’t ask for his help. That’s the thing. After 40 years of marriage, comedian Howie Mandel is starting to get the message from his beautiful wife that he doesn’t need to solve every problem. That’s what men always try to do, his wife tells Mandel, but that’s not what women need. Sometimes they are speaking their challenges aloud merely to have a “sounding board.” Women can take care of themselves — got it?
So Mandel internalized this advice, and vowed not to try to help unless he was specifically asked. When that call came from his wife, who was out of gas with an almost-flat tire on the Ventura Freeway, Mandel knew exactly what to do. He hung up the phone. A lifelong learner, that Howie. Good for him.
Mandel is promoting Deal or No Deal airing Wednesday nights on CNBC.