Saturday, August 07, 2004

Speak Now Day!

You stand up and say, "I think she's making a big mistake."

The Priest says, "What are you telling me for? Talk to her."

"Marie," you say. "You don't love him."

"I love you," she says. "But you drink."

You nod.

Nothing happens until you realize the ball's in your court. "Oh, yeah, well I'll quit drinking."

Maria says, "Really?"

You try to say yes, but instead you say, "No."

The Priest says, "Shall we continue?"

Say, "No. Don't. Look, I'm still a big drink right now, but you never know what could happen over the next six months to a year. I might turn it all around. And you'll look back over your shoulder and see me all employed and shaven and shit. But you'll be married to a guy you don't love and you'll be kicking yourself."

"What are you saying?" she'll ask.

Say, "You don't have to come back to me right now. Just don't marry him right now."

"Done," she'll say. She'll give the guy she was about to marry (a millionaire, but soulless) a peck on the cheek and then take off like a bat out of hell.

Happy Speak Now Day!