Posted by: Ben S. on October 26th, 2011The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of the Utah Jazz.
My wife thinks the NBA lockout is over. Last night I was flipping through channels and stopped for a moment on NBATV to watch an old Suns/Sonics playoff game. I was entertained by the match-ups of Barkley vs. Kemp, KJ vs. the Glove, and Danny Ainge vs. the refs. While I was watching the game my wife walked in and said, “Oh no! The Jazz season started? I thought they were on strike?” I thought she was joking so I played along and told her this was Seattle and Pheonix and that the Jazz’s first game wasn’t until Friday. She shared her disappointment that the season had finally started and that I’d be back watching several games during the week instead of spending time with her. Still not sure if she was serious or not, I replied, ” I’ll still spend time and pay attention to you; just not until next spring, honey.” She bought it. So here I am in a situation that I’m not sure how to handle. How can I take advantage of this?
I guess there are several different avenues I can take. The first one is to use this bit of misinformation to get a free night out with the fellas. Simply tell her that I’m going to the game with a friend and I’ll be home late and to not wait up. Another opportunity I might have is to play an entire season of NBA Live 2011. My wife will think I’m down watching the game while really I’m down playing the game. But the route which I think I’ll choose is to try to earn some brownie points. When she asks if there is a game that I plan on watching on a given night I’ll say, “Yes, there is a Jazz game tonight. However, I choose to spend the evening with you instead.” That should help repair the strain on our relationship that we’ve had ever since the “buttercup incident” several weeks back.
I guess this stunt could possibly back-fire on me. If and when she finds out that the lockout is still in effect, my wife will feel upset, angry, and betrayed. But sometimes it’s fun taking risks and living on the edge and I feel that this is one of those times. Then I will tell her that the first month of the season has been cancelled putting her in a good mood knowing that I can focus on the real important things in our lives: family, career, and planking.
LET ME KNOW WHEN IT’S OVER
While I tried to understand the issues at hand during the first few weeks of the lockout, I’ve since become tired and bored of the specifics. Just let me know when it’s over so I can get back to watching NBA hoops. Same deal goes for college football conference expansion. And pregame shows. And dinner preparations. Just let me know when its over so we can get down to business.
disclaimer: My wife is an amazing girl and I’m lucky that we hooked up. She is way smarter, cooler, harder working, tougher, and a way better planker than I am.
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