In honor of today being National Seafood Bisque Day, I am presenting to you an UPDATED & REVISED version of this post, which appeared on DiS1972 exactly one year ago today….
Back in June 2016, I was at the wedding of two of my dear friends Erin & Anthony. At my assigned table it was me, my date, my friends Dan & Jon, some people I didn’t know, and my friend Ed. and his date.
Anyway, the wedding ceremony is all said and done and we are getting all settled at the table, this is the conversation I have with the girl accompanying Ed:
Me: Hi, you must be Ed’s girlfriend who I’ve heard so much about!
Girl: No, I’m not.
Me: Oh. Sorry.
Girl: We got engaged 3 weeks ago!!!
Me: Oh! Wow! Congratulations! You know, for the longest time Ed and I were the only single people in this circle of friends.
Ed: Don’t worry, Emily. Someone will get divorced eventually.
Ah. Eventual Divorce is what will save me from being the lone singleton in a sea of smug marrieds! One day
I will have a bitter, sad, divorced friend to commiserate with. Great. Thanks, Ed.
However, statistically, he’s right. 42% of marriages end in divorce and I have a 5% chance of ever marrying. So, yeah. Truth.
But that’s not the point–although that is a very sobering point–the point is, who the fuck says that at someone’s wedding?
For real. Like, totally.
OK, let’s get to this dish.