Friday, August 22, 2008

Oh for a smooth talking man...

I should be working on finishing my current novel, but I took a lunch break and watched yesterday's episode of General Hospital. For those who don't watch, Robin is pregnant with Patrick's baby and she's had serious reservations about their relationship. Both are doctors at GH, and today, he got on the hospital's loudspeaker and made a public announcement about his devotion to the mother of his child. "Robin is compassionate, caring, and kind. She's tender and loving, beautiful, and I know one her greatest fears has been me..." Of course you realize I'm paraphrasing, but he continued, "I want her to know that she no longer has to fear me. I'm ready to step up to the plate. We can solve our future man and wife. Robin,my darling. I love you. Will you marry me?"

The scene made me think back to all the romantic things that led to my marriage. Was it, "You actually have larger thighs than most women I've dated?" Nah, I don't think that was it. Maybe it was when we picked out my diamond together and once we were back in the car, with his eyes focused forward on the road, both hands firmly on the wheel, he muttered those captivating words..."You can either consider the ring as a birthday present... or an engagement. Whatever you want." Duh uh...I already assumed he wanted to marry me. We lived together. How silly of me. My birthday never entered MY mind. So, I guess that wasn't the romantic moment either.

I had to have been the actual day of. We were scheduled to drive his classic car to Hot August Nights in Reno as he had so many years before. Unfortunately, on the way, the car broke down on the side of the road and we had to have it towed home. Rather than feel defeated and upset, he turned to me, and with the eagerness of a kid at recess said, "Just because we can't take the car doesn't mean we can't go. No use wasting the trip. We can get married." Yeah, that's it? The grand proposal. You can't accuse him of having scripted lines. No one could write that stuff. *lol* Somewhere in what he said where all those romantic things Patrick said to Robin...I'm just the only one who hears them. Sometimes!


Vivian Zabel said...

My husband managed to surprise me with some romantic words and actions over the span of 46 years, still does. However, smooth talking, nah.

But, actions do speak louder than words.


Kimber Chin said...


My slick talking salesman
of a hubby was so nervous,
he threw up before the proposal.

That meant more to me
than any smooth words.
That it meant so much to him.

Holly said...

LOL!! Good thing for him you can hear between the lack of "lines," eh?

Molly Daniels said...

My grand proposal went like this:

Scene: Kohl's Jewelry counter, where he's just paid for my ring.

D: Will you marry me?

Me (shrugging): Sure, why not?

I'd just dropped the bomb that he was going to be a daddy an hour earlier!

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