As we walked across the Walmart parking lot this afternoon, my husband of forty-five years, Bud, pointed out my loose bootlace. I had no intention of bending over in the parking lot to tie it, so replied, “I have a backache. I’ll tie it later.”
Bud couldn’t deal with the idea of the flopping shoelace, so he rolled his eyes and grumped, “You can’t walk around like that. You’ll break your danged neck. Stand still. I’ll tie it!”
With that, he dropped down on one knee to tie it, just as a couple of guys walked by, obviously wondering what was going on.
I couldn’t pass up this opportunity, spouting, “No, I won’t marry you! Now get up!”