Happy Anniversary from a Clueless Husband

What does a predominantly clueless husband say when his wife greets him with "Happy Anniversary" on the morning before he thinks is the actual celebration day of over a dozen years of marriage?

I mean after giving his best deer-in-headlights immitation?

And, conducting a couple second brain search through multiple mental databases to test his strong feeling that: "Man, isn't the 8th on Monday?"

Well, this scatterbrain husband enthusiastically responds as predicted:

"Happy Anniversary, ma'am," and I quick step to the next room to retrieve the prepared gift.

The exchange made for a good laugh a few hours later when the Mrs. confessed that we were celebrating our anniversary a day early.

As any husband does, I'll just save the memory of this minor mishap for later to cancel out one of my future screw-ups--hopefully it will be enough.

19 comments:

Jinksy said...

Planning aforethought - wow! ♥

Bob G. said...

Slamdunk:
If there can be any possible flaw in a good plan like yours, it's buying that gift MONTHS before, and then having to ransack the house, because you can't recall WHERE it's at...LOL.
(or, it's found early by the wrong person)

Happy Anniversary you two.
(and many more)

Stay safe out there.

Chip "Rocket Man" Allen said...

The calendar feature in Windows Mail has saved my butt on more than one occasion. I have it set to pop up a reminder 2 weeks ahead of time just in case Amazon.com has shipping problems.

ZaSu Says said...

We got married on New Years Eve. No forgeting that!

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Matthew MacNish said...

Women. They're so tricky!

A Doc 2 Be said...

Congrats to you and your lovely lady!!!

@ Matthes M - we're not tricky, we're just making sure our beloved remembers :)

Elena said...

Congrats! My husband came home with flowers and I asked, "Ok, what did you do?" and he reminded me today was 21 years since we first met. Gulp.

Candice said...

Sounds like she set you up!!! You fell right into that one. ;P Happy Anniversary! <3

Clarissa Draper said...

Happy Anniversary!

Reggie said...

Congratulations, Scott - and Happy Anniversary to both of you. May you be blessed with many, many more happy years together.

I am amazed that you not only *remembered* the anniversary, but actually organised a present *beforehand*... I didn't think men did that?

Wow... Very impressive.

Brian Miller said...

haha...good job being prepared slam...it will not help you later...give upon that...smiles.

JJ.in.Phila said...

I know a girl who wants takes the whole month to celebrate a birthday, so I keep March clear. :)

Lisa said...

Yes, it's always good to have an ace up your sleeve. Happy, happy anniversary! Early...late...whenever.

The Blonde Duck said...

LOL! That's so cute. Have a great anniversary!

Adie said...

Way to be prepared!! We have a quilt his mother made that has all dates stitched into it. :) Cheater

Adie said...

And congratulations on a such a long marriage! Great to see!

Jennifer Hillier said...

It's funny, I'm the one who always forgets!

I could take a lesson from you, and the Boy Scouts, to always Be Prepared.

(Florida) Girl said...

Aw. If you had a gift handy I say you did well.