Monday, April 08, 2013
Marriage 501, Lecture 786: The fat lady has sung
Me: I think I want to see this opera.
SH: You want to go to an opera?
Me: Yes. I like Mozart.
SH: Since when have you liked opera? I thought you felt the same way about opera as you do about the ballet.
Me: I don't like ballet, but I like opera. I had a subscription to the opera when I lived in Miami.
SH: Are you going to make me go with you?
Me: It would be nice if you would go with me. After all, I go to political events with you.
SH: Going to the opera is nothing like your going to a political event with me.
Me: It is so.
SH: A political event doesn't cost money.
Me: Yes it does. You make a donation.
SH: I would do that whether or not you came with me.
Me: But I still have to suffer being at a political event.
SH: Your wanting me to go to the opera with you is like my wanting you to attend a Jackson Browne concert with me.
Me: No! Not that!