Friday, December 3, 2010

Who Knew He Liked The Beef?

During my lunch break yesterday, I ran to Subway for a sandwich. As I was waiting in a very long line, I overheard the following conversation from an elderly couple who were dressed very well; her in a purple skirt suit and him in a dark gray suit. They were seated in a booth and were both eating ginormous sub sandwiches.

Her: "You ordered roast beef?"
Him: "Yes dear, I did."
Her: "Well then."

(Eat. Chew. Eat. Eat.)

Her: "Aren't you glad we got here when we did? Look at the line!" Points right at me.
Him: "What?"
Her: "The LINE. Look at the LINE." He looks and nods.

(Eat. Chew. Eat.)

Her: "I can't believe you ordered roast beef."
Him: "It's my favorite, dear."

( I slowly move up in line. I find a dime on the floor. My stomach growls.)

Her. "I just didn't know you liked the beef so much. Maybe I"ll get some for you for Saturday. And maybe some potato salad."

What in the world is happening on Saturday that requires not only roast beef BUT ALSO potato salad?! Don't you wish you knew? I am just thankful she finally realizes he loves his roast beef.

If this is what I have to look forward to when it is my turn to walk down the aisle, then I am totally in. After a half of a century, if I can still learn new things about my husband, then something is working right!


  1. This is totally one of my favorite posts ever of yours. And I couldn't agree more. Bring on the roast beef and the surprises. :)


    The Seester

  2. If I had to guess, I'd say he is planning on watching the Big 12 Championship on Saturday. Roast Beef and Potato Salad would be a nice addition! ;)

  3. I guess they could have been newlyweds or in the absence of rings on their fingers, on their first eharmony date or something. But I like your take -- discovering new things about my guy after 37 years is wonderfully surprising and delightful. Keeps it interesting.

    ...Or maybe, she just forgot he likes roast beef. That happens too, ya know.