Thursday, March 19, 2009
Life is Funny
I figured it would be good therapy to join the Life is Funny carnival and try to report on something funny on a regular basis. It really got the wheels rolling ...
Anyone who really knows me knows I'm not a very funny person. I don't "get" most jokes. I am, however, very sarcastic. And I do like to make fun of people (sometimes behind their backs but mostly to their faces because it's much more amusing that way!). So, this challenge might be a little, well, challenging.
I guess the funniest thing I can think of at the moment was my surprise when I came home from work and my husband was no where to be found. I sent him my usual text message telling him when I left work and that I was on my way home. No response ... the ... whole ... way ... home. Now I have a 45 minute commute, so even if he accidentally put his phone on vibrate or is on a conference call or in a meeting, he usually gets back to me before I walk in the door.
So when I got home and hit the garage door opener, his car wasn't there. I sent him another text. "Where r u?" No response. Finally, a whole 5 minutes letter he texts me back. "I'm in Seattle. Having drinks with a client." Hmmm. This would not be so unusual, usually. He travels quite a bit, but he was just in Seattle on Monday, wasn't he? He flew there and back the same day for some stupid training class. I know he did. And I swear he told me he wasn't going anywhere this week. Or next week. But then there was that time when we were on the phone and he was babbling on about something to do with work and appointments, and I kinda phased out. Did I really miss him telling me he'd be gone on Thursday night???
At this point, I'm a little mad because he didn't tell me (or I don't remember him telling me, which is the same thing, right?). I text him back that I had no idea he was going anywhere. And he didn't even say anything when he kissed me goodbye this morning. And his reply is "Tomorrow noon. Love u." Huh? That's it? No explanation. No "I TOLD you. You must not have been listening to me." (That last sentence requires a whole new blog, but it's something that's frequently said in the Zoo, from both human participants.)
So I guess it's not actually funny so much as me making fun of myself for being oblivious to what's going on around here. Oh well. At least after typing it all out, now I just find it amusing instead of irritating. That's gotta be a good thing. And at least I'll have sole possession of the remote control tonight. So it's off to make some dinner for one... It's just another day in the zoo!