Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Just Say Yes
Out of 3.5 years of marriage, I think Husband made his biggest mistake yesterday. I was finishing some work in our office yesterday evening, when I heard the doorbell ring. Husband, who had the day off, answered the door. All I heard was him say, “No, we’re not interested,” and close the door. I didn’t think anything of it. A couple minutes later, he poked his head in the office and said, “You didn’t want Girl Scout cookies, right?” I think I’ve said here a time or two or three how much I love Girl Scout cookies. I gave him the “that’s-really-not-funny” look, expecting him to say, “just kidding!” But he gave this scared smile, and I realized he wasn’t joking. Then, in a very mature way, I said, “WHAT?! ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!” He said, “Oops,” and ran off. In the end, he redeemed himself. A few minutes later he came back into the office, almost out of breath, and said, “We’re getting 2 boxes of Thin Mints.” It still makes me laugh to think of my six-foot husband running after a tiny Girl Scout on the street, saying, “I made a mistake! We want Thin Mints!” In the end, it all worked out. But to be on the safe side, I’ll be answering the door next year come Girl Scout cookie time.