Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Crazy Eight


Once upon a time, a girl got a job at a restaurant. Despite years of serving experience, she was forced to do the lowly job of bussing tables for a time. The one bright spot in her dreary job was the funny assistant manager. He didn't check her tables at the end of the day to make sure they were wiped clean enough. He didn't pull the chairs out to see if she had missed a crumb. He turned the music on really loud once all the customers were gone for the night, and he challenged the employees to 1980's sitcom and movie quote quizzes.

Soon the man was promoted to manager. He never let it go to his head. He continued to be fun, lenient, and easy to get along with. He made everyone laugh. He had a nice butt. He was great. But he was taken.

After a couple of years, the girl completed her university studies, all except her student teaching. She decided to go abroad and fill that requirement in Fiji. She packed up her things and scoured the phone book for a cheap place to store her stuff while she was gone. She hit on one place; it was several miles outside of town, but it was cheaper than all the rest. She stowed her things, and off she went to the South Pacific.

Four months later, the girl returned. She drove down to the storage unit to pick up her things. She loaded them in the car. Just as she was driving out of the storage place, another car was driving in. She thought she recognized the small, gold Montero as that of her former manager. She slowed down and peered out the window to see. The Montero slowed and a head popped out, looking back at her. It was the manager. So the two got out of their cars to talk. His former relationship was over. He was single. And he just happened to be going out disco skating that night with a couple of other former employees from the restaurant (who, incidentally, he had never hung out with before or since). He asked the girl to accompany him. She agreed.

That night, the girl got to witness her former boss shaking his groove thing in tight brown bell-bottoms with a silky v-neck shirt, buttoned low. It was hot. He was a good skater. She was impressed.

That night they talked at his house long into the night. The next day he called her and they hung out again. They kept on hanging out for several years until, finally, they decided to hang out forever. They took the requisite cheesy pictures, smiling at each other and kissing. And then, eight years ago today, they gathered their closest family into their 108-year old Victorian house's sunny front room, exchanged $20 rings from the silver kiosk at the mall, and vowed to love each other forever.

So far so good. Happy eight years, Sweetie.








21 comments:

rae said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwww.

tiburon said...

Awwww HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!

You and Kelly are the cutest ever :)

Hope you crazy kids are doing something fun!

MiaKatia said...

Awwwwwww! I love that you have couple pictures. I had to bribe my husband for some ;) Happy Anniversary!

M-Cat said...

Happy Anniversary!
Great pictures

Lia said...

Happy Anniversary You Two.

That was a lovely way of telling your story.
You two look so great in those photo's.
Here's to more anniversaries for you two.
Much love to you both
Lia
xx

The Boob Nazi said...

Happy Anniversary!

Suzie said...

Hubba Hubba.
You guys are Hotttt!

Congrats & Happy Anniversh!

Mrs. Organic said...

Girl, you have a gift for sharing stories, and this is a great one.

rychelle said...

what a great story!

happy anniversary.

jennie w. said...

Eight years ago today I was finishing up decorating a &*$#@ wedding cake. It looked good, though, didn't it?

P.S.Why have I never seen the disco trousers and silky shirt?

Koreena said...

Sweet. :) Happy anniversary!

Nicki said...

You guys are such a cute couple! Happy Anniversary!

Sara said...

Very sweet....I miss that back yard.

L. said...

Eight years ago today I was exhausted from wedding dress shopping and hoping with all my heart that you two would stay in love and be happy together.

You exceeded my fondest expectations.

Say, do you have a photo of that cake? I forgot all about Jennie making it.

alex dumas said...

Wow, what are the chances of meeting back up in a parking lot years later? Cool story.

Wym said...

What a great story! You both seem very happy.

Plain Jame said...

Love the story - LOVE IT. congrats on 8 years!

Amy Hollins said...

That was the best story ever. I loved it and the pictures are adorable. Congrats, You both are amazing.

L.A. Harker said...

Oh my gosh! Adorable! I love hearing how people got together!

Shawn said...

Congrats! You guys are the cutest ever!!!

I'll miss you this visit----hope to see you in June!!

kado! said...

Ahhhh..that is so sweet! love those awesome photos!