Thursday, July 27, 2006

Why I love him so

Last night Mr. Diva and I had a romantic dinner, just the two of us, at Sonic. We ate most of our meal sitting in the truck while it was parked, but I still had a few fries left when he pulled out of the parking lot. He pulled out the back way, onto a residential street. I was riding along, totally absorbed in the self-indulgence that is Sonic fries (Hillbilly Mom feels the same way about their Cherry Diet Cokes, just ask her) when Mr. Diva said, "Hey, look. There's an exercise machine for sale. If you want it I'll buy it for you."

I didn't even look up from my fries when I said, "Are you saying I need an exercise machine?" Then popped another fry in my mouth while I gave him time to respond, chewing as I planned my ultimate meltdown and just how I was going to badmouth him on my blog.

He was silent for a bit. And for a brief second I heard that familiar "Oh SHIT!" tone in his voice, but he recovered well with, "Nope. There's also a pickup for sale. And a lawnmower. If you want those I'll buy them for you, too. Because I love you. "

Quick-thinking, shameless ass-kissing and blatant recovery lying on his part and the fact that I have instilled a deep-seated fear of an emotional, tearful, screaming outburst in him .....

People, I have discovered the keys to a happy marriage.

9 comments:

Anne said...

What a guy you have there...trained and everything..

Congrats Diva...

Shannon said...

Now that's what I call LOVE! :)
I bet those fries were good.
Don't tell me.

Hillbilly Mom said...

And if he saw a perfectly good cheesecake lying along the road, he would have gotten that for you, too. Oops! I almost forgot, you were partly responsible for it being thrown out!

Cazzie!!! said...

Lovely..aint love grand!!!
I work every Saturday and Sunday morning shift. When I call home of a Sunday to say g'day to the familee, they are, of course, eating their lunch..guess what it is? Fish and chips..why is that? Not because my husband is too slack arsed to cook them some lunch..it is, "Because you are at work and I know you do not want to eat fish and chips or you will put weight on".....yes, ain't love so grand!!!

CISSY said...

I made my hubby read your post and told him it had a lesson for him.

You crack me up!

Me said...

I have instilled a deep-seated fear of an emotional, tearful, screaming outburst in him .....
I could have written this.
Great minds think alike!

Stacie said...

Did y'all start up a restaurant? Because I drove through Goodman, MO and saw "REDNECK RESTAURANT" and there were lots of cars there. What the heck does a redneck restaurant serve? Poke salad? Fried taters? Macaroni and tuh-maters? Do they serve a road kill special on Mondays? Who knows? We may have to stop in there some night and try 'er out. Just not the road kill special.

LanternLight said...

... when Mr. Diva said, "Hey, look. There's an exercise machine for sale. If you want it I'll buy it for you."

Gee, did he leave room for the other foot? :-)

MrsCoach2U said...

That's great! Mr.Coach stopped to check out a '67 Mustang he saw on the side of the road for me. Not because I needed a new/old car but because he knows I want one!!!! Course he told me I can't have it but he took a test drive just to make sure I can't have it.