Friday, August 2, 2019

Spousal Correction -

For the record...

I ordered my lunch at the counter and sat down to wait at a  table next to a friendly-looking couple. 

We made small talk (as strangers will do) and the man said, "Our youngest son is a professor and he lives in..."

Then his wife interjected, “Actually, he's an assistant professor.”

Without pause the man said, Actually, he's an associate professor,” and he continued to tell me about their son.

It was a great moment. I had just witnessed a perfectly-executed Double Spousal Correction. And they were perfectly okay with it, which I took as a sign of a happy marriage.