Does anyone have that relative? The one who thinks they’re being funny when they’re really just being rude and tacky? Well I now have that relative in the form of my Darling Husband’s “Uncle Joe”.
I first met Uncle Joe right after my husband and I became engaged. He has an odd sense of humor and a tendency to tell off-color jokes, but was otherwise very sweet to me and supportive of our upcoming wedding. We invited Uncle Joe and his family and they happily RSVPed.
Not surprisingly, the whole day of the wedding was quite hectic, but really lovely. Of course inevitably some things did not go exactly as planned, and that included Uncle Joe. The ceremony was outdoors and I had quite a way to walk to get to the spot where the ceremony took place, so I wasn’t aware at the time of all the goings-on. Apparently, as my nervous husband-to-be was standing with our officient, Uncle Joe decided it would be funny to taunt him in front of the other assembled guests by shouting at him to run while he still could! I’m told he did this at least twice. When I finally reached the alter with my father, who was escorting me down the aisle, and then turned to hug him before joining my fiancé, Joe again shouted. During this beautiful moment he yelled to my soon-to-be husband, “Too late to run now!!” This one I heard. But honestly I was so nervous and excited at that moment, it really didn’t faze me. Looking back now though, it was completely inappropriate.
I’ve been told by certain individuals who were present that quite a few family members on both sides of the aisle were offended by Joe’s behavior and were giving him dirty looks the entire time. I thank my lucky stars that we chose not to hire a videographer to record the ceremony, otherwise it would have been ruined in that very instant. Thankfully, the rest of the ceremony continued without interruption. My husband and I don’t plan to ever say anything to Uncle Joe about the incident; the way we see it, we’re married and that’s all that matters. In our memories, it was a perfect day and we wouldn’t change a thing, not even Uncle Joe.
Hey, at least I got an EHell submission out of it. 0628-10