I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but my husband and I are total opposites.
I mean, completely different – as in, when we find something that we have in common, we like to write it down. (although, more often than not we forget. Hey! That’s something we have in common! Where’s my pen……) So, my husband is a pretty humble, laid-back, go with the flow kinda guy. You can assume what you want to about my personality based on that very sentence.
I’m pretty proud of the fact that he’s a Lieutenant in the US Army. It’s kind of a big deal to me actually, so before he went to the police academy, I sort of thought that it was such a silly idea for my husband. After all, he is a Lieutenant in the US Army, what could the police possibly teach him that he doesn’t already know?
But my husband doesn’t think like that – he’s humble, remember? So, off he went. The compliant, obedient one. As an aside, I don’t really think I’d last very long in either profession.
Today I received my first email from him, and it was only at this point in our marriage that I wished that he had taken on just a little of my personality – to buck the trend or something. Instead, this is what I read:
The instructors of Class 134 have been kind to us and are allowing us to write one quick email on the third day we are here…….Things are difficult here but I know I am getting into much better shape and am learning a lot……..for right now, its time for me to return to my room and prepare for tomorrow.
Um, I’m sorry, but did we take a wrong turn somewhere and end up at alien reform school? I mean seriously, I think a robot wrote this email.
I don’t even want to know what he’ll be like after another 5 months and 3 weeks of this.