- 6 years ago
- Wedding: July 2013
So I think I’m about 13 weeks away from a proposal, but as many of you know, I’ve been told it will be “soon” and to stop being impatient. I was trying to think of a funny way to show my SO how it feels to be in my shoes. I came up with a backpacking story for him since it’s one of his most favorite things to do. And he gets giddy over the thought of a trip. I read a story similar to this one that one of the other Bee’s had posted a while back. It’s a bit long, but maybe some of you will find it humorous. I’m kind of bored, so here’s my story…
A Waiting Story for Men
Ted really enjoys backpacking more than anything in the entire world. It’s his stress relief and a way to connect back to nature. It’s one of the things he lives for. He and his friends have gone several times already this spring.
One day Ted’s friends tell Ted that they are planning an incredible backpacking trip. It’s going to be amazing. However, they want to plan all of it and need to save a bit more money before they can go. So they can’t give Ted an exact date of when this trip will take place. Ted understands, but is extremely excited about the trip.
Ted’s friends say the trip is a surprise and so can’t give Ted any details including when and where. Ted will just have to be patient and wait until the surprise is revealed. This makes the trip even more exciting! They tell him it’s not next week or within the month, but it will be soon.
The month passes by and Ted can hardly contain his excitement. He hasn’t been backpacking for a few weeks and can’t go until the surprise trip is planned. Ted has always been the one out of his friends to do all the planning for backpacking trips, so it’s hard for him to feel like he has no control over the trip. They promise it will be worth it in so many ways, so he needs to be patient. It will be soon.
Two more months pass by. Ted is still so excited and tries not to badger his friends too much with questions about the trip, but it’s so difficult. He hasn’t been backpacking and it’s so important to him. His friends drop hints that the trip is still being planned but refuse to give a date. He’s stuck trying to keep his mind occupied with other things. His friends tell him it will be soon.
Two more months pass by. Ted is frustrated. Why haven’t they gone already? What’s the hold up? He doesn’t want to be rude by asking but it’s starting to get on his nerves. They hint and promise it will be soon but it’s been 5 months now. Why are they dragging it out? They say to trust them, and he does but they know how important backpacking is to him. They give a hearty slap on the back and ask why he’s being so impatient. The trip will come soon.