The Pursuit Of Happiness

| USA | Marriage & Partners

(My husband and I are taking a shower together. My favorite place to eat is [Restaurant] while my husband really doesn’t like it. I am quietly thinking when a song comes to mind that I sing.)

Me: “If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.”

Husband: *clap, clap*

Me: *with a smile* “If you’re happy and you know it, then kiss me!”

Husband: *kiss, kiss*

Me: *hopefully* “If you’re happy and you know it, then your face will surely show it—” *my husband grins* “—if you’re happy and you know it, take me to [Restaurant]!”

(I wait with high hopes while my husband stands there glaring at me.)

Husband: *with a grin* “If you’re happy and you want to go to [Restaurant], get on your knees!”

(Neither of us were happy that night.)

All’s Fair In Love And Modern Warfare

| Little Rock, AR, USA | Dating, Zombies

(Before my boyfriend and I started dating, he invited me over to his dorm to watch ‘The Walking Dead.’ I have been a hardcore gamer since I was in high school.)

Soon To Be Boyfriend: *referring to the wasteland city of Atlanta, GA in The Walking Dead* “Fifty thousand people used to live here, now it’s a ghost town.”

Me: *without skipping a beat*Modern Warfare 2, right?”

Soon To Be Boyfriend: *jaw dropped and speechless* “I… I can’t believe you just understood that reference.”

Me: “I’ve been playing for years, and Modern Warfare 2 has one of the best campaigns I’ve ever played.”

Soon To Be Boyfriend: “I don’t even know what to say right now.”

Me: *smiling with great satisfaction, feeling so proud I impressed him, and patting him on the shoulder* “How about we watch some zombies get killed now.”

(He asked me out a month later and we’ve been dating ever since. I always knew video games were a quick way to a man’s heart.)

Getting Into A Political Mess(iah)

| Hurst, TX, USA | Dating

(My boyfriend and I are waiting for the vet to examine my cat. As we wait, I am playing a trivia game on my phone.)

Me: “It asked me which president was the first to be born in a log cabin.”

Boyfriend: “Lincoln.”

Me: “That’s what I thought, but it wasn’t even an option!”

Boyfriend: “George Washington was born in a cave; Thomas Jefferson was born in a manger…”

Me: “Jesus. Jesus was born in a manger.”

Boyfriend: “Oh, yes. I always get those two confused.”