While I pride myself on my multi-tasking abilities, trying to talk on my cell phone while putting on my shoes and eating a peach proved to be too much. "Hello?" It was Jackson. "Yo, what are you doing between the ceremony and the reception?" I finally got my shoes on and proceeded to tie my tie. "Listen, I'm really busy right now. Can we talk about this after the ceremony?"
It was 2:30 pm and the ceremony would be starting at 3 pm. By the time 2:35 pm rolled around, Jenny was outside honking her horn. I flew out the door.
Earlier in the day, we had turned the house upside down looking for the wedding card we had carefully picked out the week before. It even had a little slot for a gift card! It was that good! After 2 hours of searching, it remained missing and we had to concede that I had either accidently thrown it out by accident or mistakenly sent it to someone for their birthday. Who knows?
It was time to find another card. I called Jenny from the local convenience store while looking at racks of cards. "Hi hon, why do all wedding cards suck?" "Aw, I'm sure there's a good one somewhere." "No, they all suck. It's a universal truth. Remember the thing where Gandhi wrote all religions are true? He also wrote all wedding cards suck." "He didn't write that!"
On the way to the ceremony, we somehow managed to hit every single red light along the way. The minutes ticked by. 2:53 pm. As Jenny drove, she looked over and asked me what time it was. "We have tons of time. Just keep on driving." 2 red lights later, 2:57 pm rolled around. I called Jackson. No answer.
"Um, he's not answering his phone, I think they may have already started." We pulled into the parking lot at 3:02 pm. We ran up to the doors and peeked inside. Everyone was standing. We went in through the side door and slowly tiptoed into the sanctuary just in time for the community vow to support their marriage. "We do."