As soon as I uttered the request, her mother cut me off and said, "You will never, ever have my blessing to marry my daughter. No."
The rest of the discussion didn't go any better. There have certainly been many awkward moments over the past 30 years as her son-in-law. However, I think after all this time my mother-in-law probably regrets that reaction. At least I hope she regrets it.
When a young man recently asked for my blessing to marry my daughter, the whole experience from my youth passed before my eyes. I vowed never to make the same mistake, and we now have a new member of our family. Who says we don't learn from history?
11. What's in a name?
At an airport, I saw a man get stopped.
Security: Excuse me sir, What's your name?
Security: As in ‘Saddam Hussein?’
Hussain: No, as in ‘Barrack Hussein Obama.’
12. Bye Felicia.
I was eating lunch with my friend Felicia back when we were in college.
I ordered a set meal with chicken and eggs, a healthy portion because I was really hungry.
That was when she said: “Why are you eating so much? You are already so fat, you should really cut down on your portion, you know that?”
My only response was to smile, and keep eating my delicious meal. I left the table once I was done, and I have avoided people like her ever since.
Life is short, I should be able to eat what I like whenever I want, especially when I am hungry, when I am able to, without being judged harshly.
13. Maybe keep some stuff to yourself.
My wife and I married when we were relatively young: 23 and 18. Rather than a "congratulations" or "best of luck", a co-worker decided to get super honest. (continued...)