HIM: Good morning. You tossed and turned and talked in your sleep.
ME: I was having a nightmare about war between Israel and Iran…and Obama.
HIM: You dream about Obama every night.
ME: I do NOT and that’s a different dream.
HIM: I had a nightmare too.
ME: Really? What’d you dream about….
HIM: My Lifeguard station was moved to a planet that had two suns and I had no sun screen.
ME: Something else is bothering you.
HIM: It’s my friend at work. He’s fallen hopelessly in love and asked this girl to marry him.
ME: What’s wrong with that?
HIM: He spent two month’s salary on a wedding ring.
ME: That’s GREAT.
HIM: That’s Terrible! He could have gotten a MUCH cheaper ring. We all tried to tell him. I told him to buy a cheap antique and say it was a family heirloom.
ME: That’s just like you guys. Wait… Is that what you did?
ME: THAT IS what you did isn’t it?
HIM: Well it’s a good thing it wasn’t an heirloom you threw it down the garbage disposal during one of our big fights.
ME: Yeah and you were supposed to pick it out. and beg me to put it back on… BUT NO…. YOU TURNED THE GARBAGE DISPOSAL ON!
HIM: (We laugh) This kid is making a big mistake.
ME: He’s hopelessly in love.
HIM: You should never get married just for love.
ME: Wait a minute. WE got married because we were hopelessly in love.
HIM: (caught in the headlights) And… we’re happy
ME: (Silent Fury)
HIM: AND I”m glad we did.
ME: (Silent Fury with a fake tear welling up in my eyes)
HIM: AND yeah he’s doing the right thing. I’m going to tell him he’s doing the right thing. I want him to be happy like me.
ME: Nice save.
HIM: Thanks… but I’ve had over two decades of practice.
ME: (Thinking… yup… and SO have I)