Every once in a while during this journey through life, you pass a sign post so poignant that you pause to recognize it as such. One of those moments occurred this morning while I was taking my wife to work.
My wife made a comment, looked at me and said: “Don’t you make that face.”
“That face that you make when you’re trying not to make a face?”
“That blank face you make when you try not to make a face.”
Please re-read her last statement. Go ahead, I’ll wait. I promise not to write anymore until you finish.
Okay. Now, unless I’m very much mistaken (and I’ll know when my wife reads this) I would swear that I just got busted for NOT making a face. My natural face, parked in neutral, was construed as a deliberate effort on my part to conceal the face I actually wanted to make.
Don’t get me wrong, we were joking around, but nevertheless, this seems like a fairly important paradigm shift, doesn’t it?
Married men, am I alone here?