One Of Several Worthy Engagements

| Romantic | December 5, 2013

(My boyfriend of four years owns a high end coffee shop. He works with his friend, who has just arrived from England. I have not met the friend yet. I come in after my martial arts class and my boyfriend greets me.)

Boyfriend: “Hey!”

(My boyfriend then turns to his friend.)

Boyfriend: “[Friend’s Name], this is my girlfriend. The one. I was telling you about. Earlier.”

Boyfriend’s Friend: “Oh! Right! That one!” *chuckles*

(My friend glances down and catches a glimpse of my martial arts pants.)

Boyfriend’s Friend: “Oh! Taekwondo, huh?”

Me: “Ha, yeah. Uh, babe. Can I have my usual? I don’t have long before choir and band.”

Boyfriend: *nervously* “Yeah, sure. Of course. Sure. Sure. Yeah.”

Me: “Babe? You okay?”

Boyfriend: “Huh? What? Yeah, I’m fine. Why would something be wrong?”

Boyfriend’s Friend: “Uh, mate, help the customers. I’ll get her coffee, yeah?”

Boyfriend: “Yes. Yes, yes, yes. Okay.”

(My boyfriend’s friend starts making my drink, and strikes up conversation.)

Boyfriend’s Friend: “So, how are you?”

Me: “Well, soon I will be going to the Philippines to help with the families there after the typhoon. Then after, to my friend’s hometown Port-Au-Prince, just to help teach. I’m going with some missionaries.”

Boyfriend’s Friend: “Wait, let me get this straight: you do mixed martial arts, you are in a choir and a band, and a huge humanitarian?”

(My boyfriend’s friend turns to my boyfriend.)

Boyfriend’s Friend: “Mate, you said she was normal. How you gonna pull this off when she is so chill?”

Me: “Pull what off?”

Boyfriend: “Nothing! He doesn’t know what he’s talking about!”

(By now, we have got the attention of the whole shop.)

Boyfriend’s Friend: “Oh, bull! This guy here, he wants to marry you. But now, I don’t think he has the balls to say it!”

Boyfriend: “DUDE!”

Me: “WHAT?! I knew something was going on! I knew it, I knew it!”

Boyfriend: “[My Name], please…”

Me: “Shut it. You know the answer’s yes.”

(My boyfriend decided to go with me to the Philippines to help with the typhoon victims. We are now arguing about getting married in Haiti!)

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