This happened a few years ago but it still makes me laugh and shake my head in disbelief. My boyfriend and I were visiting Oahu for a vacation and to help his mother, who was in her 60’s and retired on Oahu, move to a new apartment. One day we decided to treat her to a visit to Waimea Falls, an absolutely beautiful state park, which also has outdoor areas that can be used for formal functions. Unfortunately for the wedding party there that day, these areas are neither roped off nor inaccessible to tourists also there visiting the park.
As my boyfriend, his mother and I were looking at the Waimea Falls themselves, a wedding ceremony was set to take place in the open grassy area to the side. As we are enjoying taking in the falls (and staying away from what is obviously going to be the site of the wedding), a long white limo, containing the bridal party, arrives and parks. But no one alights from the vehicle — obviously waiting for all the guests to be seated and such before they begin their procession.
My boyfriend’s mother can hardly contain herself, she is so curious about what the bride and bridesmaids look like. Unfortunately, the limo’s windows are tinted dark so she can’t see in. Her restlessness and impatience grows. Our efforts to distract her and continue on our way fall on deaf ears. Finally, she just can’t take it anymore. She runs up to the limo and with hands to either side of her face to help her see, peers through the dark-tinted windows of the limo. It was at that point that my boyfriend and I did an abrupt about face and walked away, lest anyone realize she’s with us and that we endorse such behavior.
To the bridal party in the limo that day, we apologize for his mother’s behavior. We can only imagine what you thought to see this woman with frizzy gray hair and glasses peering in at you, while you were sitting in the limo waiting for the ceremony to start. Actually we can imagine what you thought — we’ve pictured ourselves in your situation and hence, we still laugh/groan about it. There was a reason why my boyfriend lived thousands of miles away from his mother. 0730-08
Curiosity Kills The Manners
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