Does any one still read this blog? No? Oh, I guess it'll just be me and you then. You liked it that way, didn't you?
I went to a wedding last week. Apparently, there are some rules about praising another man's wife that I breached.
My friend, with whom I go way back (hello A.) and his wife also arrived for the wedding. As you know, I am a very, er, observant person. So as soon as I saw her, I told her, "Wow P, you look very good! Those highlights in your hair make you look striking!"
Of course she flushed and replied, "Oh thank you, tell your friend A, he didn't even notice!"
And true to nature A could hardly be bothered and we were soon discussing the dismal nature of the Bangladesh cricket team and the looming Ontario election. We soon split up and I was working the room, when suddenly, half an hour or so later, my friend A again showed up.
"Man, why did you have to praise my wife so much? Now she's bugging me that I don't notice stuff about her."
"Listen, next time you praise ANOTHER MAN'S WIFE, keep it general ok? Don't get SPECIFIC."
WTF man how can you not notice your wife has ORANGE HAIR.
And it didn't help when I told him "oh well your wife is very pretty so I guess you can tell her you got used to her beauty."
Well ... I thought it was a very good excuse.
There are times I feel sorry for married people.
Oh don't worry about my friend and I - we are good.