So this morning, Paul and I were talking about the upcoming film “Act of Valor” – the one that stars real-life Navy SEALs. The entertainment person on the morning radio show that we listen to gave it great reviews, and it sounds really interesting.
Well, that made me think about a funny comment I saw the other day at one of the blogs that I read. One of the guys was relating the story about how his wife had taken their young son to the museum that day, and some guy had come over and struck up a conversation with her. In the course of the conversation, he mentioned that not only was he a Navy SEAL, but he was actually IN the movie.
This guy’s wife came home all excited, and couldn’t wait to tell her husband the story; she said that she would point this guy out when they went to see the movie.
Well, the guy just busted out laughing when his wife told him what had happened, then he had to gently explain to her that the dude was using one of the oldest pick-up methods in the world – he said that a LOT of guys use that Navy SEAL (or some other macho group) schtick to try and impress the ladies.
The guy’s wife was all upset, and still insisting that no, this guy was the real deal, but after a while, she started to concede that maybe he wasn’t on the up-and-up. She was really disappointed.
I told Paul that to my way of thinking, the guy should be flattered that his wife is attractive enough that some stranger wants to impress her by pretending to be a Navy SEAL.
To which Paul replied, “Tell me about it – my wife couldn’t get hit on by a harbor seal.”
Yeah, I laughed….. 😛
[UPDATE]: Paul e-mailed me to remind me that he DID add the qualifier “With all due respect” – which is kind of an inside joke with us (it refers to a Dom Irrera comedy routine). And that made it even funnier….
Sounds like something Hubby would say….wait….
(I updated the post with this as well)
Paul e-mailed me to remind me that he DID add the qualifier “With all due respect” – which is kind of an inside joke with us (it refers to a Dom Irrera comedy routine). And that made it even funnier….
1. – If you had a treat, a harbor seal would hit on you.
%. – Don’t be so flippant, cutie McCuterson, there are plenty of men who lurve them some Rubenesque wimmen. (look in the mirror)
Oh, he was just being funny – he’s always coming up with zingers like that. He knows I’ll play along (he also knows that I know that he doesn’t mean it). I almost fell on the floor, I was laughing so hard….. 😛
Hey, that was me from the Moron HQ.
Yes, I would consider wife attractive enough to be hit on by men if she’s out by herself. She’s a spitting image of Rachel Harris (blonde version) right down to the glasses. And yes, she still believes this guy is a genuine SEAL and in the movie. It shouldn’t be too hard to confirm this fact when the movie opens up this weekend. She wants to go see it more to prove she was right than to watch an action movie. My son is 9 and all about military stuff and ‘splosions so he’ll enjoy it too.
Ever since she told me that story, I’ve been having a good time at home baiting her non-stop:
“I’m tired.” “That Navy SEAL wear you out?”
“I’m going out to meet my friends.” “You mean that Navy SEAL?”
“Can you pick up some things on the way home?” “Let me call that Navy SEAL and see if he can do it in exchange for a date with you.”
“It’s early release day, don’t forget to pick up [the son] at school!” “You mean I have to do a ‘hot extraction’ ?”
“Why did I ever marry you?” “Because I told you I was a Navy SEAL.”
…and so on.
I think you and my husband would get along like bandits….. 😛
It sounds like your wife is a good sport – it’s always nice to have someone around who can make you laugh!
I think so too!
She is. And if she ever got tired of me, there’s always a Navy SEAL!
Late to comment on this, but you guys made me laugh!
I am even later but I think that your husband sounds like the perfect match for you…. and I have one that appreciates my short stature and round (to be nice) figure just fine!
He still tells the tale of the time his Dad said something snarky to his Mom about her appearance, and she said, “Well, you’re not so great – just look at your face!”
He said that milk shot out his nose, he was laughing so hard…..