Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"Will Never Marry"

(by Morrissey) Morrissey - Bona Drag - Will Never Marry




As I've mentioned a couple of times already, my dad & I went to Oklahoma for a few days. I'm sure it comes as no surprise that I was unable to make it the entire weekend without a MISspeak! Actually, I'm not sure how to classify this one. Either I misspoke, or Jarrod misunderstood. Whatever way you want to look at it, I thought it fit with this series...

At brunch on Saturday, my cousin Christin's fiancé asked how long I had been married. After telling him that it'll be 14 years in July, he said, "Fourteen years! Do you have any advice?"

I responded with, "Keep dating!"

With a surprised look on his face, Jarrod said, "And don't get married?!"

Everyone started laughing, because they knew that wasn't what I meant! They teased that Christin was giving me the "evil eye" for advising Jarrod not to get married! Of course, that's not what I meant at all! For the record, my intention was to encourage them to continue to date even after marriage! I think it's so important for a married couple to keep doing the little things they did when they were dating...notes on each others' windshields, sweet &/or thoughtful acts of service, taking the time to plan a date, & whatever else you do to show that you care.

Though this probably won't become one of my "famous" misspeaks, it gave us a good laugh at the time! Have you ever said something with good intentions, only to have it be misinterpreted as quite the opposite of what you meant?
Amy

2 comments:

Brooke said...

jay and i actually went on a date last weekend - to a sit down restaurant and everything! but that is certainly something we don't do enough of.

RR Mama said...

Hubs and I try to have date night once a month. Even if we only go window shop at the mall. You just need a night to yourselves. Just because you are married doesn't mean you should stop dating. I totally got what you meant. And you are so right!