Thursday, May 19, 2016

"Yeah ...

Have you seen the funny Geico Commercial where the first thing you see is a group of exhausted elderly explorers trudging their way through the snow?  

The narrator explains, in a hushed and laudatory voice, that these are intrepid explorers who are finally about to make it to the South Pole when suddenly:

they find that someone else has beat them to it – it's Dora the Explorer! The men walk away in defeat as Dora and Boots do a dance and call out “Yeah ! You did it!”

Every time I see that it reminds me of an incident with my husband Dick. We were living in NY City and had only been married about a month. He was notorious for being late to everything and I was worried because we were meeting a bunch of my work mates and I wanted everything to be perfect. We had reservations at a well known restaurant and everyone was there except Dick. We were still in line because it was a few minutes before our table would be ready and suddenly I saw him rushing to get there on time.  

Without thinking how it would sound I called out to him … “Oh, yeah, you made it. I'm so PROUD of you!” and then turned all shades of red as my friends and some of the people I didn't even know parodied me with comments like “Dickie, you're such a good boy” and “there's hope for you yet” and even “mama will show you how proud she is later !”, etc., etc. Luckily one of Dick's strong points was a great sense of humor and it didn't faze him a bit. He'd even refer to it years later as the one and only time he was ever on time !


Blogger Marie Smith said...

Lol. Great story! Have a great weekend!

5:15 PM  
Blogger Joni said...

What a sweet memory, I enjoyed reading about it. It's great to have a spouse who has a sense of humor and doesn't let a little embarrassing moment spoil things.

5:32 PM  
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...

Really cute story and even more by his good natured response to the kidding.

8:35 AM  
Blogger troutbirder said...


7:37 PM  
Blogger joared said...

Delightful story.

3:55 AM  
Blogger possum said...

How funny!
We changed the name of our Monday Noon meeting to Better Late Than Never because we have so many of those always late people! LOL!

4:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm HAPPY to hear someone else has a husband who has or had the track record of the turtle. Also a good sense of humor helps too.

3:58 PM  
Blogger Beatrice P. Boyd said...

A nice memory and it must have made both of you smile every time it was retold, Ginnie.

7:08 PM  
Blogger KGMom said...

What a great story. And a wonderful memory as well.

7:31 PM  
Blogger NCmountainwoman said...

Love the story. Sometimes those things just pop out and all we can do is laugh.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Anvilcloud said...

Newlyweds excused. :)

6:50 PM  

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