‘It was a joke!’ is not exactly the sort of thing one would expect to hear on their wedding night.
But it happened to me.
The now ex-husband had slipped a note through my window when I worked in the bank asking me out. It was all very romantic and exciting and eighteen months later we were married.
As he was taking the pins out of my hair and I was trying to get all the backcombing out, he said
‘You know that note I put through your till?’
I probably got all dreamy eyed as I nodded.
‘Well, it was a joke. My sister wrote it, never believing for one minute you’d go out with me.’
The POP of my love bubble was so loud, they probably heard it on Mars.
Gathering what was left of my sense of humour and pride, I said
‘Oh well, the joke’s on her then,’ and kept on brushing, more vigorously.
We separated three years later and the divorce was finalised the following year.
Written for Michael’s Sunday Writing Prompt.