Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Life would not be quite as grand without the ability to laugh at my frequent encounters with Ruby-isms.

Now, I realize that I weekly discuss my sweet husband's quirks, silly ideas, and things that make me sigh and shake my head in disbelief. But to be completely honest, I have just as many idiosyncrasies (ok, more) than Mr. Ruby. And, I bet I could dig through the past three years of blogging and find well over 100 mortifying moments or things that "I couldn't make up if I tried".

What can I say? Self-deprecation is therapeutic.

So, why not therapute with a story.

Now, Mr. Ruby has been out of town since last Wednesday. So, I was beyond excited when he greeted me when I came home from work last night. We chatted for a couple of hours over a gourmet dinner of frozen pizza. So romantic. Then, we had about 3 cookies each from last weekend's cookie swap. We both have these rattling coughs and decided that we should get some sleep. But first, we wanted to watch Modern Family. Hysterical.

We got in bed, and I was beginning to drift off when Mr. Ruby said he had a traveling story.

I love traveling stories. I could write a book from all of my recruiting travels back in the day.

I perked right up.

Mr. R: So, some guy left his water bottle open in the luggage bin and water got all over the passengers.

Me: WHAT?!? I would have freaked out!

Mr. R: Tell me about it. Water was leaking out onto these sweet little ladies next to me and on the passengers in front of them. I just kept thinking, "that really sucks".

Me: Oh my goodness. I would have been livid. So just because some guy didn't close his water bottle?

Mr. R: Yep. And that guy was me.

Both: (Eruption of laughter)

So, apparently my husband caused an entire debacle on the plane. But, he was so intent on the book he was reading, he didn't notice that the flight attendant was cleaning up the water that had leaked and holding up the water bottle asking for someone to claim it.

Finally, he looked up and realized what was going on. And that the flight attendant was holding up his aluminum water bottle. The funniest part? I tease Mr. Ruby for taking this water bottle with him everywhere. And I'm not exaggerating. Everywhere.

Of course he apologized to everyone who received a suprise shower.

Luckily, they all forgave him. It's really hard not to. ;)


Amanda Moury said...

Oh my lanta, what a story! Those poor little ladies! lol I would have just freaked out because I would have thought something was leaking on the plane... LOL

Ashley said...

Haha what a funny story!

Anonymous said...

This is so funny!!!!!!! Love it!

Ashley said...

LOL that is funny, especially since he was watching it go down!

Kelly said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhh my!! WHAT a funny story! Love that you guys had make fun of each other-- laughing is the best medicine, especially when it's aimed at yourself. TOO cute :-D

d.a.r. said...

Seriously, isn't marriage the best???

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, those poor people. They probably had no idea what was happening at first.