FYI: This blog post is technically only sort of wedding related.
I work for a property management firm in Denver, Colorado. I deal with people all day long. Fortunately, most of the people I come into contact with are friendly. Today, I had the wonderful fortune to deal with someone not in that category.
I was in a really good mood today (despite a crappy morning) because it's Friday and I get to see Philip tonight. You see, Philip works nights and I work days. So, Monday through Thursday, we see each other for about 45 minutes (the time between when I get home and when Philip has to leave for work) and then we are together Friday night after I get off work (I get home at about 4:00pm), all day Saturday, and Sunday until he has to go to work about about 4:45pm. It is difficult, but we make it work.
Well, I went to deliver a check to a tenant on the floor right above us and I was chatting up the lady at the front desk and the other gentleman in the room. I asked about their weekends and whatnot; just making small talk. Then the lady asked me about my weekend. I told her about Philip working nights and she said something that I still cannot believe.
She said, "That marriage is never going to last."
I was in shock. Who says something like that? Where is that lady's censor? I don't care if I don't think a marriage is going to work, if I don't know the people, I'm certainly not going to say anything like that!
So, in my shock, I kind of tried to laugh it off and then I got the hell out of the room before she could say anything else offensive.
I am still in shock. How rude! My marriage is going to be just like my relationship has always been with Philip (where we have always had different schedules): Perfect. :P