Mission Status: Failure

...last night, I saw the culmination of months of planning...result in Total Mission Failure...the Mission? Go to the movies....sounds simple, right? ....well, evidently not...

...the Wife loves to go to the movies...I prefer to wait till it comes out on video...anyway, she decides that she will ask a friend of mine from work to go with her...here is where the fun began...the Wife normally works every second weekend...the Friend has her children every other week...so, it takes them two months to finally get a date nailed down to go out....the date duly arrives, and last night, they met at Straight White House at 5:45pm....the doorbell goes, I wander through and open the door...the Wife rushes out of the bedroom, fresh from finishing her make-up....I exchange a few pleasantries with the ladies...compliment them both on how nice they look...advise them to be safe, and enjoy themselves....and..I also ask them to bring me back a slice of Key Lime Pie from wherever they have dinner...I then, very gently, boot them out the door...

...perfect, thinks I...a night to myself to blog, drink Scotch, and just have a helluva Friday night by myself...and, when the blogging is done, I'll have a nice piece of pie as a midnight snack....I was wrong...

...they decide to have dinner before the movie instead of after...the arrive at Applebee's to find it packed with Friday Night Flotsam...but, they persevere...after 30 minutes, they are seated and eating...they finish their meal, and inquire about my Key Lime Pie....and, Applebee's informs them that they don't have Key Lime Pie...doing their best in damage control, they procure a slice of cheesecake with caramel drizzled over it....

...so, off they whisk to the nearest theater....approaching the aging attendant, they are told that the movie has been playing for 45 minutes....they ask about alternate viewing times, and all are unacceptable...so, they hop into the jeep, and zip over to the other theater across town....heh...the teenybopper attendant told them the same thing...the movies are all half over, and they'll have to wait an hour before the next showing...

...just finishing my first Talisker of my gloriously quiet Friday night, I wander through to the living room...where, I see headlights in the drive...."Could they be back already? Hell, it is only 7:30"....and sure enough, here comes the Wife walking up the path.....

...so, I sat and listened to the drama that had been played out....I poured her a glass of wine, refilled my tumbler with Scotch...and we kicked off our Friday night together...blogging was terminated for the evening...but, now that it is morning, I am amazed when I think back on it...the old BAMCIS acronym comes to mind....it took two months for two women to Begin the planning, Arrange recon, Make recon, Complete the planning, Issue the order, and Supervise....the mission? Go watch a movie, and bring back pie....the result? Total Mission Failure...heheeheh....but, you gotta love those two gals...

by Eric on January 24, 2004 | Comments(5) | SWG Stories

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Well, I hope that the cheese cake was good.

posted by: Parkway Rest Stop on January 24, 2004 02:16 PM

BAMCIS!..... good lord man.... You're OUT! FREE! BRAIN DUMP the acromyns!

Christ knows they're taking up valuable space in the "grey matter hotel" that could be better put to use.

posted by: Mike the Marine on January 24, 2004 03:27 PM

...I've TRIED, Mike...but, even the alcohol won't erase that stuff!

James: It did indeed have a very high yummy factor...and...it wasn't Key Lime Pie, but it was still pretty damn good...

posted by: Eric on January 24, 2004 04:39 PM

What they need to do is plan like my friend. He had me meet him for smorgasboard dinner TWO HOURS before our movie started. We where finished our meal with over an hour to spair.

posted by: Jaded Angel on January 25, 2004 01:18 AM

Eric, That sounds like it is fresh out of a Laverne and Shirley episode.

Two men would have accomplished the mission in no time.

Very funny post. I laughed out loud.

posted by: Gooseneck on January 25, 2004 12:37 PM