I thought he was rubbing salt on my fresh wounds; the abrasion caused by my less than 5% annual pay hike!
The friend read my confusion, and clarified, “Congratulations on your marriage. Isn’t it the easiest way to double your income in one masterstroke! Two working people in one home means a double income.”
“Ah yes,” I smiled and thought silently, “Double income for the family, and double workload for the woman!”