Married to a frequent traveller – Misunderstandings and funny moments

My husband’s travels regularly lead to funny situations between us. Find out how intruders, unicorns and a prevented suicide attempt are linked with my husband’s business trips and why they made me laugh!

There’s an intruder in the house!

Considering how often my husband is away from home, it’s no surprise that I sometimes mix up his schedule.

Last autumn I had the shock of my life when a man appeared in my sleeping room in the middle of the night. I even attacked him – until I realized that it was my own husband, who had returned home early from a business trip.

But let’s start from the beginning:

Sometime after midnight I woke from a noise. I lay still, listening into the darkness. Somebody was breathing and I could hear steps too. I froze. There was an intruder in my sleeping room! In the dim light from the window I saw a figure passing by. Before I could work out a plan, the figure approached me and bent down towards my side of the bed.

Without thinking I grabbed a pillow, smashed it in his face and made my escape out of the bed. All I could think was that I had to get out of this room!


How it feels when my husband is away on a business trip



„Are you crazy?!“ A male voice cursed and I stopped in my tracks. This wasn’t any intruder. I knew this voice – and suddenly I remembered: My husband had returned home from a business trip late last night.

„What on earth are you doing next to my bed? You scared me to death!” I snapped at him. My heart was still beating like crazy.
„I was looking for nose spray in your bed stand. Lost mine somewhere on the plane.”
“I thought you were a burglar.”
„I’m glad you didn’t choose to hit me with the bedside lamp.” My husband joked and I wasn’t sure if I should laugh or cry.

At least I know now: If there’s a real burglar, I should definitely go for the bedside lamp!


10 reasons why I’m glad being married to a business traveller


Do Taiwanese eat unicorns?

While my husband travels to far-away countries, we mostly communicate via WhatsApp. This sometimes leads to funny misunderstandings.

Recently my husband sent me a strange picture from Taiwan:

Lustige Anekdoten Ehe Vielflieger Geschäftsreise Ehmann reist beuflich viel unterwegs

I wasn’t sure what this was all about and asked:

Sina [14:04]: What on earth is this?! 😆
Mr Grumbert [14:06]: Totally crazy
Mr Grumbert [14:06]: Unicorn
Sina [14:06]: ?
Sina [14:06]: You mean rhino?
Mr Grumbert [14:06]: No – unicorn. They’ve specialized on things like that.
Sina [14:08]: Are you drunk?
Mr Grumbert [14:09]: Just had one beer, why?
Sina [14:15]: Unicorns are mythical creatures and don’t exist in real life!
Mr Grumbert [14:16]: 😂 😂 😂
Sina [14:16]: ?
Mr Grumbert [14:16]: It was PORK of course! I meant that the restaurant is specialized on theme dinners related to fairy tales. Cinderella’s carriage is parked in the driveway

Lustige Anekdoten Ehe Vielflieger Geschäftsreise Ehmann reist beuflichv iel

Sina [14:16]: 😂 😂 😂

… and while my husband is sending me pictures of unicorns and I’m imagining myself in some fairy-tale restaurant, my boss expects me to analyse some new legal requirements for our company. Welcome to my crazy life as a wife of a frequent traveller!

Are you trying to kill yourself?!

The third and last story today, again, took place in the middle of the night. But this time around, my husband scared me in a different way:

When I opened my eyes, he was fiddling with the curtains of our floor-to-ceiling windows.

“Everything ok?” I asked, slightly alarmed.

„I have to go to the loo.” He replied automatically. Then he paused and took a step back from the window. Obviously realizing that something wasn’t right here.

“The door is at the opposite side of the room” I tried to help.

“Damn, you’re right. I guess I’ve been sleeping in too many hotels over the past weeks.” With these words he trotted out of the room and I couldn’t stop smiling. My poor husband!

Today, we’re both still laughing about his desperate search for the toilet that night. And it still gives me a good feeling, that there are railings in front of our windows. So I can at least be sure, that he won’t commit suicide while confusing our home with some hotel room.

That’s it for the moment. Let’s see which other funny moments his travels bring up in the next months – I’ll keep you posted.

sina grumbert

10 thoughts on “Married to a frequent traveller – Misunderstandings and funny moments

  • August 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Haha this gave me such a good laugh! Ive mistaken my husband for an intruder too! But he’s a doctor – so he’s on call a lot, and I never know when he will come home, if at all, in the evenings!

    • August 15, 2017 at 6:07 pm

      Oh I imagine being married to a doctor isn’t easy either… glad you liked my post 🙂 Sina

  • August 3, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    hahaha… funny as hell!!!! been in a similar situation when I visited my house after an extended stay at my hostel.

    • August 15, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Thanks for your comment 🙂 It’s funny how often these kind of things happen! Thanks for sharing your story. Sina

  • August 3, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    Ha , ha this made me smile I’ve also mistaken my OH for an intruder as well. At least you only had a pillow in your hand.

    • August 15, 2017 at 6:05 pm

      Haha, yes I’m glad I only had the pillow, too. I would probably still feel bad if I had hit him with something else 😉 Thanks for your comment! Sina

  • August 3, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Ahah, I loved reading your stories, so enjoyable! I have to say that my fiance doesn’t travel often, so I don’t personally experience this, but my mom did a lot with my dad. Including incidents like these, when she thought he was a burglar because he forgot to tell her he’d be arriving sooner than expected. Hilarious, your post brought back so many funny memories 🙂

    • August 15, 2017 at 6:04 pm

      I’m so glad you liked it, Silvia! Thank you for this kind comment. It’s funny that these things happened to other people too. Sina

    • August 15, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Haha, let me know how you liked it 😉 Sina


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