Lost in Translation

My Beloved called from the grocery store this afternoon asking if I needed anything. I asked her to buy some Ramen noodles for me. I’ve had a hankering for them lately. When she got home, she handed a bottle of rum to me.  I gave her a funny look as I took the bottle.

MB: “Did I get the wrong brand?”

Me: “Why’d you buy rum?”

MB: “Isn’t that what you asked for?”

Me: “I asked for Ramen.”

At that point we both exploded with laughter.

We’ve only been married for thirty-eight years. We need time to learn to communicate with each other.

I suspect I’ll eventually put the rum to good use. Perhaps for medicinal purposes.  ;-D!

In the meantime, I still have a hankering for Ramen noodles.

With Love,






About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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10 Responses to Lost in Translation

  1. utesmile says:

    🙂 enjoy the rum!

  2. I did the literal laugh out loud. 🙂

  3. Jan Beekman says:

    If she heard you wanted rum, surely she heard rum and noodles? Did she remember the pasta?

    • russtowne says:

      You’re a smart lady, Jan. A few hours after I wrote the post I looked in the cupboard and found ramen noodles. You’re right, that’s exactly what she did. She bought rum AND noodles!

  4. Mrs. P says:

    This gave me a great laugh…thanks! 🤣

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