As a result of doing some emcee work for the Chamber, I was given a gift certificate for a two-day stay at a very nice hotel in Calgary.
Sue at the Chamber of Commerce had requested I see her, at which time she presented this certificate.
I mentioned to Sue that the timing was great as my son had invited me to go see an Ozzy Osbourne concert in Calgary.
When I mentioned this I got what I describe as the “wife look”.
Wives on behalf of other wives (my wife) will do that. They stick together and back each other up.
I was only 30 seconds into this conversation with Sue, so immediately upon getting this look I retraced my steps, replayed the conversation and concluding that I was safe, then responded to Sue with “whaaat.”
Sue then reminded me that maybe there might be a special day in February and I should save this for some time with my wife and make use of this for a more romantic, exciting, exotic interlude.
Sue was right. I almost made a huge mistake.
I immediately went back to the office to check the calender for February and there it was staring me in the face, circled in bold red ink, “Calgary Boat/Fishing Show” February 4-5.
Thanks Sue, you saved the day.