Men are more likely to grant a woman's request if she waits until 6 pm to ask for it, says a UK survey.
Wishes can range from taking out the rubbish to a romantic weekend away.
However, the poll of more than 1,000 men and women suggests that henpecked husbands should steer clear of having a row mid-afternoon — because 3 pm is the best time for the fairer sex to win an argument.
According to the poll carried out for pharmaceuticals giant and contraceptives manufacturer Bayer Schering Pharma, when it comes to asking for a pay rise or promotion, a woman would do best not to pounce on the boss when he or she arrives for work in the morning, but to wait until 1 pm.
This is the time that managers are likely to be most receptive to employees' demands.
Women however, will be glad to know that they are not the only sex affected by ‘mood swings’, with the male mindset also changing over the course of the day.