Wednesday, February 04, 2009

A neat scotch story

Two of my favorite people in the world are married to each other. (It's nice when that happens, because it's not always the case.)

I'll call them Mike and Susan. We've known Mike for 27 years, and he had the good sense to meet and fall in love with Susan about 5 years after we met Mike.

They each told me this story separately, which i found charming. It meant they were both pleased with the outcome.

Mike likes scotch, neat, preferably single malt. He has settled on a favorite one over the years, i forget the name of it. We'll say it's Bowmore.

Susan, in conversation with him about his favorite scotch, asked him why he had settled on just one, when there are so many different kinds of scotch in the world for him to try. Didn't he want to try some new ones?

He replied that there are many women in the world too, and he had settled on just one without trying them all.

That night, when Mike came home from work, there was a brand new bottle of Bowmore waiting for him.

31 comments:

ETK said...

That is a fabulous story! I LOVE IT!

Stucco said...

So, "the other ones are too expensive" is NOT the correct answer? Noted.

Mrs. Chili said...

SIGH. He's a keeper, fer sure...

TTQ said...

AWWWW-Just in time for valentines Day

Daisy said...

I've done extensive research and can assure you that his name would never be Michael. Never. A Michael would be all over those brands.

QT said...

Awww - this was just the story I needed to hear ~

crazymumma said...

I feel envy.

meno said...

etk, me too!

stucco, BINGO!

mrs. chili, yep, he is.

ttq, pretty sweet huh?

daisy, i thought it was Daves? No? Mike is NOT HIS REAL NAME!

qt, i don't think he's a gerkin weenie either. You know, from hot tub evidence.

crazymumma, you will note that it was not my husband who said this.

Dick said...

I like that story. It was a perfect answer.

Clowncar said...

Sweet story. I read it to my wife aloud right after reading it here.

And may I point out you told it in what, 200 words? A fine piece of story telling as well.

flutter said...

That is SO sweet

heartinsanfrancisco said...

I LOVE this story! Mike is a very wise man, and Susan understands more than a dozen How To books on successful relationships.

No wonder they're your friends.

Cheesy said...

My gawd men can be precious!

caro said...

I swear to god, I was having a scotch last night as I read this. Well, truth be told I'd had more than one (my god on a week night).

Great story.

Gordo said...

Oh, that's excellent!

Mignon said...

That's a nice (well-told) story. And nice job on the title!

The Real Mother Hen said...

Last night I told husband that all the great men, including him, are taken. This story reinforces the point. All great men are married (or either that, gays).

I think we married women should be really grateful too. Imagine how hard it is to find a great available man out there now.

Maggie said...

He's either a nearly perfect husband (perfect doesn't exist) or a really great politician. :)

Mamalujo said...

Dude knows how to score a bottle of scotch! Must remember!

meno said...

dick, it was indeed perfect. No wonder they were so pleased.

clowncar, oh, that makes me happy! Thank you.

flutter, My friend is not a sweet man, but this time he hit it right.

hearts, as i said, two of my favorite people.

cheesy, they sure can. And sometimes not. :)

caro, the perfect drink to go with this story.

mignon, you noticed my title! Yay! I thought it was clever. :D

mother hen, i just can't imagine going back to the hell that is dating. *shudder*

maggie, he is NOT the perfect husband, but he hit a homerun with this one.

mamalujo, see, it's a win/win situation!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Awww...how SWEET!!!!

lu said...

As I read this I imagine Meno at appropriate moments casting pointed glances at the Mister, the tight smile...

deb said...

Mike's a very smart man.

Magpie said...

i love that. really sweet.

Robin said...

very nice story. very nice.

Gina said...

I love that story!

luckyzmom said...

It has always been my observation that men who drink scotch are suave and silver tongued foxes. And us scotch drinking women very unique:}

Andrea Frazer - Pass the Zoloft said...

Ah, that's awesome.

Brad said...

I'd say Susan was the one with good sense. Dam, I wish I was that fast on my feet!

tt said...

Awwwww.....gotta go get a tissue now...
I love 'love' stories.They're both lucky.

sari said...

Works for me. And I love how nicely it's told.