Nina’s Choice

Last night Nina and I saw The Paul F. Tompkins Christmas show at The Largo, it was a great show but I almost missed it. We arrived at the Largo early, got our tickets and then chatted with some other fans. All was going very well, we took our seats and waited for the show to start.

Moments before the show started I suddenly felt very nauseous (this was unrelated to the show, it was caused by something I ate). There was only one thing I could do: I had to leave the theater. I turned to my wife and said, “I’m not feeling well, I think I’m going to be sick”. Her response to me:

Take my keys in case you want to leave.

Think about that for a second. I’m sick, really sick and my wife basically says:

That’s your problem pal. The Paul F. Tompkins Show is about to start and I’m not moving from this seat. You can HAVE my car, I’ll get someone else to drive me home.

I took the keys and left, after a few minutes everything was okay again. I went back and enjoyed the show, then talked to more fantastic people afterward. Before leaving the theater I handed my wife her keys. I thought to ask why she didn’t offer to leave with me but I realized I wouldn’t have wanted to miss the show either. This is why we get along so well.

The next Paul F. Tompkins show will be on January 30th. You can find more info here.



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2 responses to “Nina’s Choice

  1. At least she didn’t tell you to find your own ride home!

    That happened to me a few years ago – Jeff got sick at a rehearsal dinner and had to leave. I offered to go with him but he told me to stay. Problem was, the rehearsal dinner was for his cousin, who I had never met, and the 3 family members I knew there were busy doing parents-of-the-groom and grandmother stuff.

    Lucky for me, the bride’s family, who I was sitting with, was amazing and really made me feel welcome. So much so that by the wedding the next day, they all knew me and “who’s that guy she’s with?” … and it was his family’s wedding!

    Good times. Glad you made it through the show and got to see it.

  2. My wife ditched me at a Buddy Guy/BB King show I’d gotten fourth row tickets to. As BB was starting his opening number.

    She was pregnant at the time.

    But she did beg me to stay, so, what choice did I have? She did enjoy Buddy and has placed the guitar pick he hit our unborn daughter with in her baby book, so it must not have been that bad of an evening.

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