We experienced a new level of social interaction this weekend – ‘the couples outing’. This is a social function I was only vaguely aware of before I was married and I certainly didn’t understand all of its intricacies. We went out Saturday night with 5 other couples. At least one member of every couple works with me through P&G.
Couple things. We don’t “go to dinner”. We eat supper on our coffee table while we watch TV — something that took me years to accept as I would NEVER have been allowed to do this at home. If we eat out on Dickson it’s a stop at Jimmy Johns at 2 in the morning. Also – we were the only non-P&Gers, which was no big deal — as Arkansans easily bond over things like football, the Hogs and Johnny Cash.
One thing that wasn’t an issue — that surprised me — was the fact that we don’t have kids. Only one couple in the group has kids and had to get home to relieve the babysitter. The rest of us went out after dinner and… enjoyed not having kids.
I’m sure this is only the first of several “couples” outings for us — and it’s something I could get used to. It’s quite different from our usual nights out on the town. For one, it was Saturday night. We typically don’t go out on Saturdays – rather Fridays. So this weekend we had the double double – which wore us out completely. Sunday was a lot of napping.
Also of note:
- The Sopranos finale was last night. I can’t decide whether or not I liked it. It was unexpected, for sure.
- Becky gets here tomorrow!
- Float/Camping Trip planned for 2-3 July. If you will be around – let me know.