My boyfriend is a bit of a smartass. Whether pranks (like the April Fool’s Day he convinced his father that Costco was closing and my mother that we were expecting), puns (which his mother refers to as two-thirds of a pun–a “P U”) or miscellaneous silliness (like caressing my hair with a creepy “little hand” finger puppet), I’m pretty sure his mission in life is to make people laugh.
So, when my aunt handed both of us matching shirts for my upcoming family reunion, he smiled mischievously and disappeared. He returned wearing the grey shirt with my paternal grandmother’s maiden name and a cartoonish roadrunner across the front. There, plastered right over his heart, was an index card. In bold, black sharpie, he had written: But I haven’t proposed yet!
Considering that we’ve been together for nearly five years, that most of my family is local and that we see my relatives at least once a month, he is basically already family. Yet, he fully intends to wear that index card to this weekend’s festivities, as he fist bumps my uncles, saying: “Guys, I’m still holding out. I’m still holding out…”
And I will sit back in amusement, rolling my eyes and chuckling to myself. Yep, I have absolutely found myself a keeper.
Do you have an funny guys or gals in your life? If you have any great stories, I’d love to hear them.