A Surprise That Got Me In Hot Water With My Beloved

My recent “Holiday Humor” post received a bunch of comments, and below was my reply to one of the comments. I thought more of you would appreciate reading it than would see it in the comments section, so I decided to turn my reply into a post:

Yeah, I can see a hubby doing that (telling his wife he’s in a bar next to the jewelry store) AFTER buying the necklace but intentionally neglecting to mention it until he sees her in person…

Actually, now that I think about it, I sort of did that once. I was out buying a car as a surprise gift for My Beloved but the deal took a LOT longer to transact than I’d anticipated, so I called her a couple of times to keep postponing when I was going to be home “while being out with a friend”. I hadn’t lied; the friend was with me–but I’d left out the little detail about surprising her with a car.

By the time I got home it was VERY late, hours later than I’d originally planned, and she was STEAMING. I came in all sheepishly and told her that “something happened to your car” (it had; it got replaced by a much better one but she didn’t know it yet). At that point my life expectancy was probably about two minutes.

I somehow convinced her to go outside. There she saw her brand new car wrapped in a huge ribbon with a great big bow. On the steering wheel was a Teddy Bear and a bottle of Champagne.

It had been my turn to get a new car so she was very surprised when she got another new one before I got one.

The evening ended well…


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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8 Responses to A Surprise That Got Me In Hot Water With My Beloved

  1. Like your ‘imagined’ reply to the comment on your holiday post…lol…But good for you on your real surprise for your wife….Diane

  2. thoughtsfromanamericanwoman says:

    That is a memory that will last a life time! What an ole softy you are! 😉 My husband did something similar but instead of a car I got a parakeet because I mentioned to him how much I liked the one I had when I was younger. One of these days I should write a story about that, my friends thought the story was cute…good idea for the up coming week, all I need to do now is remember it!! LOL
    Blessings – Patty

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