My wife Suzanne is the best.
One thing we enjoy doing is hunting for old junk. This includes flea markets, antiques and consignment shops. Our entire house is furnished with unique treasures that we have collected over decades together.
Last year we discovered the Vintage Bazaar that takes place in June every year. I made a point to order tickets online over a month ago so we wouldn’t miss it, and we have early-bird privileges, so we can preview everything before the crowds. I figured this was my opportunity to make some points with Sue.
Then my WOD Partner and Gal Pal Julia, accepted my offer to do a benefit WOD at CrossFit Cynergy. I had asked her over a week ago, and the excitement of the CF2a Comp got her in the mood to do it. Besides, we like the Cynergy folks, they’re good people. So I got us registered.
Guess what day the WOD is? Yup! The same day as the Bazaar. I hadn’t written it in my calendar and I double-booked myself.
I discovered this in a most humiliating fashion when Sue asked me about my upcoming CrossFit activities, while we were having coffee yesterday. When I told her, she calmly said, “You do realize you have a date with me and Julia on the same day?” Huh? Boy did I feel embarrassed, and foolish.
I told her that I’d tell Julia that I screwed up, and that she had time to get another partner. I told her that she and I would go to the antiques bazaar as originally planned. She smiled and told me it was easier for her to get a girl friend to go to the fair, and she insisted that I do the WOD with Julia.
I pleaded my case to honor my commitment to go antiquing, but Sue insisted it was OK.
When I got home from work, Sue was smiling. She is already plotting how to play upon my guilt and humiliation. This WOD is gonna cost me big time, I can just feel it in my bones.