Monday, August 24, 2009

The Bet is On

It started out as a little discussion. SD and Bas Melech trying to decide if it's possible for a girl to get engaged and remain a homo-sapien. I maintained that it's not possible, while Bas Melech, obviously bearing a hidden ulterior motive, claimed it could be done.

"Just wait till YOU are a kallah," I said, in as smug a way as one can via gchat. "You won't just be a brideosapien. You'll be a bridezilla!" That got Bas Melech pretty scared. I couldn't see her face, but from the general tone of her IMs, I'm pretty sure it was turning more colors than there are in the rainbow. "No! Not a bridezilla! Anything but a bridezilla!"

So we finally agreed that Bas Melech could be a total bridosapien, but the bridezilla thing was left open. "We'll just have to see."

Turns out, we'll get to see sooner than I imagined! Last night, my phone rang. Caller ID read: Bas-Melech. I had already heard the exciting news, so I picked up with a loud "Mazel tov!" The first words out of her mouth were a demonstration of the pressure I'd applied. "I'm NOT gonna be a bridezilla!!"

So the bet is on. Any instance of bridezilla behavior on her part, and I drive directly to Bas Melech's house and dump a cup of ice cold coffee on her head. If that doesn't work, we resort to more desperate measures. But no pressure Bas Melech. Really, none whatsoever. Mazel tov!

6 comments:

Freeda said...

Mazel tov! So happy to hear....

if she wins- does it get poured in her mouth? :)

Ariella said...

Every kallah says that. Every kallah does it. Every newly married girl turns into a completely different person once married.

I said I wouldn't, I did. Over two years married, countless friends married before and after me, and every single one has the same story.

100% gonna happen!

Mushkie said...

Mazal tov! the rest doesn't really matter...

Lvnsm27 said...

mazel tov

Bas~Melech said...

I must object to your accusation of ulterior motives -- If I recall correctly, we had this conversation before I even knew that my chosson existed. (I mean, naturally I hoped he was out there somewhere but... you know what I mean)

Also those were SO not the first words out of my mouth. Didn't you say you wrote this post before I even told you? :-P (mind, if I recall correctly again, which I think I do, the first words out of YOUR mouth were not mazal tov but "Hi Bridezilla!" or something like that. So if I responded in kind at least let the readership know it was provoked :-P)

(@Ariella: The bet was not that I wouldn't change. I sure hope to change, for the better. See the next post regarding the terminology)

katrina said...

Mazel Tov, Bas Melech!