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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Huh? (01/21/10)

TITLE: Go Where?
By The Masked Truelovers


It was 6:15 PM Friday night. “Honey, are you ready to go?” Kay yelled downstairs to her husband, Daryl.

“Go where, baby?” was his puzzled response.

“What do ya mean, ‘where?’ …to my parents house. Don’t you remember?”

“Umm,” Daryl hesitated. “…nooo! I knew you wanted to go visit them, but I didn’t know it was tonight.”

Kay grumbled, “Honey, I told you a few days ago. And you said ‘ok’”.

“What? When was this?” Daryl defended himself.

“Last Sunday. When you were watching the football game.” Then Kay thought about that. “Ohhhh, no wonder you don’t remember. You must have just answered ‘ok’ to everything I asked,” Kay reacted, having a lightbulb moment.

The next day, Kay asked Daryl, “What time do you want to catch that movie this afternoon, honey?”

“Baaaby, not today. I’m watching basketball today. Some important games.”

“But you promised,” Kay moped. “You said we could go on Saturday.”

“What? I don’t remember saying anything about Saturday. I said sometime soon,” replied her distracted husband.

Kay started to cry, “You used to say I was more important than anything else in the world. Now you’d rather watch any Sports program in the world instead of spending time with me. What do you love more, Daryl? Football, basketball, baseball, hockey, or me?”

“What’s that baby?” Daryl asked as he turned up the TV.

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Connie Dixon01/28/10
Oh yeah, been there done that. You've got to use these opportune moments to work to your advantage. Good writing!
Sara Harricharan 01/28/10
LOL! I call those "Mom" moments, because whenever Mom was thoroughly occupied, I could ask A, B, C and the answer would come through "Okay." and then, if I ran away fast enough I could get away with the extra scoop of ice cream, a second soda, etc...if not, it went "Okay...WHAT?! Get back here!" heehee. Great moments in here, would have liked to see a little more though, it seemed kinda short. ^_^
Carol Penhorwood 01/28/10
The joys of matrimony...haven't we all had them?
Ruth Brown01/28/10
I suspect this scenario is retold in marriage counseleing visits every day!
Dolores Stohler01/30/10
You think this is bad? I have a husband who's stone deaf in one ear and doesn't hear anything in the other unless he's wearing his hearing aid. I've learned to stand right in front of him and talk real loud if I want to be heard. But even then he forgets unless I tell him 3 or 4 times. Good idea for the topic.
Bryan Ridenour02/01/10
Humorous take on the topic...one, if my wife reads, might give an "Amen and preach it sister" :) Good job!
Tessy Fuller02/01/10
I love this tidbit of humor from real life.
Celeste Ammirata02/01/10
Sounds like a lot of homes around the country. Guess Daryl REALLY loves his sports! I enjoyed this well-written story.
Patricia Turner02/01/10
Good job! Very realistic dialogue. This (your topic) was the subject of our pastor's sermon this past Sunday - from Ephesians 5. Your Daryl shoulda' been there.
Carol Slider 02/01/10
Oh, so true! It's so easy to tune out, isn't it? Good job.
Adetokunbo Oluwasanjo02/01/10
I thought this was kind of sad....But yeah it happens....a lot!It's not about love though like we women tend to think.....
I think in communicating, there's that complex harmony of finding the right words at the right time!!!
I love that verse in Proverbs 25:11 that says 'a word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver'.....
but when you're at home after a long day and you've got to juggle a lot and talk, plan....golden apples seem like a luxury! lol!.....but amazing things happen when we pray for grace to be patient when we are not heard, and to find the right words at the right time!
Dr. Sharon Schuetz02/01/10
You handled as sad and all too common subject with humor. Good job.
The Masked Truelovers02/09/10
Thanks to all for the kind comments. This is a ficticious story meant to portray the need for priorities in relationships.