The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
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Walter Mitty began to wonder what the other thing was his wife had told him to get. She had told him, twice before they set out from their house for Waterbury. In a way he hated these weekly trips to town--he was always getting something wrong. (9)
It's clear that we're getting a glimpse into the Mitty's life here; this story is a slice of their typical life.
'I was thinking," said Walter Mitty. "Does it ever occur to you that I am sometimes thinking?" She looked at him. "I'm going to take your temperature when I get you home," she said. (14)
This is the first time that Walter actually tries to stand up to his wife – and to no avail.