….…sometimes life throws a gift your way when you’re not expecting it.
And sometimes in the weirdest ways.
Take for example, the night I met my wife.
The subject line of this email were some of the first words I ever said to her.
I was at a nightclub with some friends when she stood to her full height of 5ft 2 and looked me square in the eye.
She said: “Did you, do it?”
“Right now, when I was walking past, did you pinch me?”
“I’m not a butt pincher.”
Catherine looked between me and Mickey, who had a drunken grin on his face.
Mickey had a habit of turning into Mr. Tickle when he had drink in him.
“It was you, wasn’t it, Mickey?”
I didn’t know at this stage that they knew each other.
Suddenly the music changed and slowed.
At this point, most of us would go looking for a girl to dance with.
Like the drunken charmer he was, Mickey slapped me on the back and pushed me toward her.
“Ask her for out for a dance, Barry.”
“If you don’t, I will.”
I knew I had to save her from that fate, And so I did.
Come this September, we’ll be married twenty years. Still don’t know where those twenty years went. I also don’t know where I’d be if Mickey hadn’t pinched her butt.
It’s like my work book course, it came out of the blue too, and took me somewhere I didn’t see coming.
I’ll be calling on your wisdom again in tomorrow’s email.
Who knows where we’re both going next?
Sometimes it’s nice not having it all planned out.