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,

Russ

 

 

 

 

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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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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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