I got an email last week that a Living Social coupon for Logan Hardware was about to expire.
It gave the option to email it as a gift, so I emailed it to Nick. Not to be all stereotypical, but he adores hardware stores. Somehow he can always use things like more caulk.
I joke about the caulk at work, but in this case I'm not even kidding.
He bought four tubes. He brought it home and immediately went outside and caulked the shit out of the holes in our house.
Anyway, he said he was in line and these two guys behind him were totally flirting and making inane conversation. One of them needed a hex key, and the other guy said he had one for him. And then the first guy said he needed a special size, and the other responded he had his special size...
You get the picture.
So Nick was standing there thinking, "Idiots."
And then he realized that the guy in front of him was looking down at his felt slipper-clogs, and kind of looked Nick up and down and gave him a, "you idiot" look.
"So basically," he said, "there we all were judging each other, thinking we each the only non-idiot in line with a bunch of imbeciles."
Anyway, he got to the register and presented his coupon, and the woman said, "You're Nick Lastname. This coupon is for Lisa Gloria."
He said, "Lisa Gloria is my wife."
The woman just looked at him. So he started thinking about how to prove it.
He took off his wedding ring and showed her the inside, which reads: LG + NL September 27, 2008.
So then she said, "Oh, you just had your third anniversary! Congratulations!" And then she looked at his hand and added, "And you wear your ring all the time! So sweet!"
And he knew that everyone in line behind him was just rolling their eyes, all, "Get over it, you idiots, and move on."
Coupon success, however. And our house is well caulked. At a discount.