10/13/08

Love and Marriage: Rice Pot

This is a new genre of Disgracepoint submissions that I would like to start. Here's the first submission: a conversation between me and my wife long ago.. Married couples, please submit your stories (yours can be anonymous, if you wanna be that way about it)

Sarah: I'm going to throw away our rice pot. We should buy a new one.

Daniel: Why?

Sarah: Because it's broken.

Daniel: (incredulous) What do you mean, it's broken?

Sarah: The lid doesn't close anymore.

Daniel: It closes if you slam on it a little.

Sarah: No, not anymore. It doesn't close anymore, even if you slam on it.

Daniel: So you're gonna throw the whole thing away because the lid doesn't close?? I can fix that! It's just the latch! I'll just fix it!

Sarah: If you can fix it, then why didn't you fix it before?

Daniel: (silence)

Sarah: (silence)

Daniel: Why don't YOU fix it?!!?

Sarah: I don't know how!!

Daniel: It's not a matter of knowing how! It must be just a bent latch! You just unbend it! (pause) Look, I don't know how to fix it, either. Not right now! But you just have to look at it! All you have to do is look, and you can see how easy it is.

Sarah: If you don't know how to fix it, then why did you say that you can fix it?

Daniel: (silence)

Sarah: (silence)

Daniel: sigh.

9 comments:

Marcus said...

Sigh. I miss you Daniel and Sarah.

Anonymous said...

I don't get it...

Anonymous said...

It's more entertaining if you can imagine Sarah's facial expression:

(-_-)

stephany said...

haha! this is hilarious! you guys are probably looking back at this and wondering how ridiculous it was to get worked up over a rice pot :P although, i'm pretty sure many of us have done some similar things...

Anonymous said...

i enjoyed it! lol. cute married couples...

Jennifer T said...

the truth hurts, LOL

parkben said...

I have come to believe that the sigh is perhaps one of the most expressive forms of communication.

steven_choi said...

*shakes head*

Good thing you love each other :)

yao said...

haha... thank you daniel and sarah for your hilarious stories of the reality of married life :D life is never dull when you guys are around!