Lea and I did our Meals on Wheels route in a blizzard this week. The ground was covered in snow, the wind was blowing 40 mph and I told her to drive while I braved the elements taking the food to the door.
As I zipped up to the door of the second house, I stepped off in a huge hole that had been covered by snow. I never saw it coming. I crashed hard … food, containers and cartons went flying everywhere. I felt cold snow pack up into my shirt and on my face. The whole thing was a blur as the cold snow stung my bare skin.
I immediately looked up to see Lea jump from the car in the freezing temps. My sweet wife was coming to my rescue. Instead she got around the car just far enough where she could see me laying in the snow and then … died laughing. Uncontrollable laughter. There I was laying in the cold snow … I’d just stepped off into a hole the size of the Grand Canyon, my shin bruised … ego deflated… and she’s laughing! LAUGHING HYSTERICALLY! And THEN she runs back to the car and keeps laughing.
When I gathered myself and the food up I went back to the car, still covered in snow. I sat there digging snow out of my ear. There Lea sat with tears running down her cheeks, head in her hands … laughing. It literally took her a few minutes to recompose herself just so she could drive the rest of the route.
Wasn’t there something in our wedding vows about “in sickness in health, for better for worse … in snow, embarrassment and humiliation?”
- Why is there so much humor in our significant other doing something like this?
- Have you ever been laughed at when you didn’t expect it?
- What has your husband/wife/child done that you have found hilarious?