One of the perils of marrying someone 6 months after you meet them is that nearly two years into our marriage we’re still learning things about each other. For example, over the weekend my wife learned that at any given moment there’s a good chance I’m singing a TV show theme or commercial jingle to myself. This came up a few days ago when we were about to do something we can’t talk about here.
Her: Are you humming the theme to National Geographic?
Me: No…I’d never do that. It’s the theme to The Dating Game.
If you’re keeping score at home this translates to: I wasn’t thinking about the beauty of nature, I was thinking of game shows about dating.
Yesterday it was my turn to learn something about my wife. On our way to dinner we got into a discussion about morality and violence. All was going smoothly until we got to this part:
Me: I honestly don’t think I could kill someone for any reason.
Her: I would only do it if they hurt an animal.
Me: I can see that but I’ll bet that when it came down to it you wouldn’t do it.
Her: I’m certain I could do it.
Me: Can I pretend I didn’t hear that?
This translates to: Don’t even think of hurting our dog.