Monday, February 17, 2014

But we've been through a lot

I was going to post this on FB but i figured it was a good story that needed its own page. 

True story at work.

Employee: Hey Cisco, you're married so can I ask you a question?

Me: sure

Employee: how do I tell my mom that I just got engaged?

Me: perplexed look on my face, "just tell her"

Employee: yes, but what do I say.

Me: now I'm intrigued so I begin to ask questions as if she was my daughter. "Where's your engagement ring?

Employee: we just picked it out on line, we'll get it soon.

Me: How long have you guys been together?

Employee: four months.

She must have seen the look on my face, because she followed with.

"But in those four months, we've been through a lot"

 I'm still standing there trying to comprehend what she is saying and she sees this.

Employee: I'm just afraid of how she's going to react.

Me: she's going to react just like I am. Surprised. 

Employee: well, I don't care what she says, "we've been through a lot and from the moment I met him, I knew he was the one"

I am saddened by the thought process of someone I thought was smart, intelligent, etc. 

What is the hurry in trying to grow up so quickly? I'm not saying people have to be together for years before tying the knot but four months? 

Am I being too judgemental?

Maybe I'm just afraid that my daughter(s) would come up to me with the same nonsense.

I don't get it.

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