Worked Up

Sometimes I can get so worked up. Case in point — after dinner I sit down at my computer and glance at my Google homepage for an update of the day’s events. I notice that the Mets have increased their lead over the Braves, that Dell is now offering PCs preloaded with Linux and that New Hampshire approves same sex marriages.

WHAT? Oh my… I am beside myself. What am I to do. Surely I can not remain silent. My bride notices that I have become visibly upset and asks, “what’s the matter?” I am not exactly sure how to break the news to her. You see, my bride and I feel strongly about marriage and have worked at ours for over twenty two years now. Oh, what to do?

I finally explain to my bride what ‘they’ have gone and done. “What am I to do”, I ask. She leans close to me, wrapping her arms around my shoulders, and whispers in my ear, “It’s not mandatory.”