100 Word Challenge - Wrong

The following is in response to the 100 Word Challenge, issued by the righteous Velvet Verbosity. The words 'Velvet Verbosity' are no longer a link because I am now going to publish her '100 Word Challenge' icon, which you see below, whenever I post an effort in response to her challenge. The Challenge, this week, is "Wrong". Not that the Challenge is wrong but that the challenge word is the word 'wrong'. But you knew that, right?

One other thing. Normally I would respond to the Challenge on Sunday night, because the deadline for submissions is Midnight on Sunday. But weekends are likely going to be devoted to the needs of 'Sarah', so for this week, anyway, we'll publish on Thursday.

100 Word Challenge

"Dad, Angel and I are going to get married."
"You are? Well, congratulations, Son. When?"
"Oh, not until next summer, I guess. She and her Mom are working on putting together a date."
"She and her Mom, huh?"
"Yah, why?"
"Oh, no reason. Just asking."
"So, Dad. You got any advice?"
"Whaddya mean, 'advice'?"
"Well, I dunno. You and Mom have been together like forEVER, and Mom ... well, Mom can be pretty tough to deal with when she wants to be. How do you do it?"
"Do what?"
"Stay married."
"Easy. Just remember 'Yes Dear', 'I'm Sorry' and 'I'm wrong'."



Anonymous said...

VV sounds like an advertising campaign suggestion for Velveeta. So maybe we'd forget it's plastic cheese.

Heather said...

hahahahah. That's cute. I love this 100 Word Challenge- Maybe I'll get on board next week :)

Jientje said...


Loved this!!!

Shadow said...

that's one wise dad that...

Velvet Verbosity said...

I read somewhere once that the key to making any relationship work is to let go of being personally right or wrong and to approach all conflict from the perspective of what is right for the relationship. Good advise it seems.

Cat said...


As was your recent comment that brought me to tears today.

Much love


Tara R. said...

Sage advice.

CaraBee said...

All men getting married should be given that bit of advice.

LceeL said...

FrankandMary: Her VV initials disguise a truly remarkable woman - an activist for women, anti porn and a true feminist.

Heather: Please do. It's fun and creative.

Jientje: I'm glad. Thank you.

Shadow: Well, the lessons have been beat into him for many years.

Velvet Verbosity: And 'Yes, Dear', 'I'm sorry' and 'I'm wrong' are ALWAYS right for the relationship.

Cat: Much love right back, woman.

Tara R: Hard won lessons.

CaraBee: I ought to write a book.

Joyce-Anne said...

"I'm sorry"and "I'm worng" are perfect phrases for any relationship.

That Bread Lady said...

I like it... that 100 word challenge. I'll have to look into and perhaps try it myself.

Audubon Ron said...

Oh no, not the 100 word challenge again. I can't do anything in less than 800.

NicoleB said...

So smart a man :)

witchypoo said...

Phrases both parties should adopt.

Hyphen Mama said...

I agree with witchy... both parties should be open to these rules!!

Mrs4444 said...

Excellent advice, my friend! :) Mr.4444 would second that!

Myst_72 said...

Ha ha!

Good one Lou.

It takes some people a long time to learn those :)


I, Rodius said...

True enough. Also, go into it knowing how much time you're going to spend outside of ladies' rooms.

Sleep Deprivation Ninja said...

Maybe that's why my fights with my wife get so stubbornly out of control. I tend to lead with "No dear", "whatever", "you're wrong" :)