Saturday, May 24, 2008

Something You'd Think I'd Already Know

Last night, Hubs called and asked if I'd like to meet him for dinner. Let's see, get out of cooking dinner, get out of washing dishes (assuming Hubs remembers his credit card) and most importantly, get out of the HOUSE? My friends, this is not an offer I am ever likely to refuse.

Since I wasn't quite finished with some errands and Hubs had just left the office, we agreed that Hubs would go get a table and I'd meet him there.

Sounds simple enough, right?

As I was driving to meet him, Hubs sent me a message, "Seated. Give them your name, they'll show you where I am."

So I approached the hostess and told her, "Hi, I'm meeting my husband here; he's already been seated."

Very business-like she picked up her list and asked briskly, "Okay, do you know your husband's name?"

Blink.

Not sure I'd heard her correctly I inquired, "Excuse me?"

"Do you know your husband's name?" She tapped her pen on the list, impatience clearly setting in. And why not? I'd be irked, too, if confronted with someone who was unaware of her spouse's name. Well maybe not irked but I would certainly be inclined to snicker.

Still, I am nothing if not helpful and polite. Apologetically I admitted, "No. No, I don't know my husband's name. I've been meaning to ask but..."

At this point a nice server man stepped up and asked, "Miss, (and the judge awards 2 bonus points for going with "Miss" as opposed to "Ma'am"!) may I ask YOUR name, please?"

"Why, certainly! That I know!" I gave him my name and he kindly took me to meet Hubs.

On our way to the table, the server grinned and said, "Would you like me to introduce you to your husband?"

"Only if he's cute."

"I'm sure you'll think so. He looks like he's the kind who tips well, too."

And as it turned out Hubs was both. Plus he DID remember his credit card. While he had it out, I sneaked a peek at his name. You know, just in case this question comes up again. I want to be prepared.

13 comments:

Abby said...

Well, you know . . . they do suggest that you know someone's name before you have a child together. I personally think that is on the wise side, myself. I'm glad you got it all worked out.

stacey said...

Before having a child, sure, but apparently one doesn't need to be so well informed when it's just dinner!

(And I did check out the name situation before Son was born. I figured I'd need to know in order to fill out the birth certificate correctly.)

Ronni said...

It's all that coping with teenagers that makes you forget things...

Nadine said...

Stacey, you've just GOT to submit this story to Reader's Digest.
I'm not kidding.

Extra moohla, too! Here's the link:

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Ronni said...

You've been tagged!

Jeri said...

I'm laughing! You are a total kick in the head! (and I mean that in the best way possible.

It was nice to meet you last night! (the movie, with Harmony - in case you've been successful at trying to exorcise the memory...) I'll be adding you to my blog reader.

stacey said...

Thanks, Jeri! I really enjoyed meeting you too. (You can exorcise memories?? Good heavens, I wish I'd met you sooner in life. This is a trick I simply MUST learn! Although...maybe I did and exorcised the memory of it?)

Ronni, I'll get right on the being tagged thing. I've been a neglectful blog person. How did the summer fly by like that?

Stop and smell the Daisies said...

ok, I, like Jeri from a Fickle Pickle, just popped over to check out your site for a moment, and I must say it is an entertaining read! Thank you for the laughS (emphasize the plural of LAUGH!)
Thanks!

stacey said...

Thank you! And seriously, is it even possible to NOT like Jeri? I mean, how awesome is that girl?

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Ronni said...

Tap...tap...tap...

Joe's Youtube Besame Mucho (the final edit) is playing at my house...

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