|My brother and his gorgeous wife, Jennifer.|
I was a newlywed working as an assistant manager at a bookstore in Newnan, Georgia. My husband and I had only been married a few months and life was extremely busy.
In the back office one day, I received a fax from my Mother that read,
Here's the information you need....
By the way, your brother's surgery went well.
Brother's surgery?!! Um. Hello! No one had even bothered to tell me about that one. He, too, had just gotten married and apparently was as busy as we were... seeing as he didn't even let his own sister know he was going under the knife!
I got home from work late that night, and immediately called my brother the moment I climbed in bed. My precious new sister-in-law answered the call. They were youth ministers at a church in North Carolina. Here's how the conversation went down:
Me: "Hi, Jenn. I got a fax from Mom today saying Jeremy had surgery. What's going on?"
Jenn: "Oh, sorry we didn't let you know. We've been so busy. He had his tonsils taken out this morning."
Me: "Oh good; it's nothing serious. That makes me feel better. Well, is he doing okay?"
Jenn: "Oh yeah. He can't talk, but he's feeling better. His tonsils were terrible! The doctor said he had never seen anyone's gonads so swollen."
Suddenly, her voice turned away from the phone and in a frustrated tone, she spoke to my brother...
Jenn: "What Jeremy?!! What did I say? What?"
Now, I'm no anatomy expert, but I knew something about her statement did not sound right. While my brother was desperately trying to communicate to her without using his voice, I covered the phone's receiver with my hand and asked my husband, "Honey, what are gonads?"
Yep. She was waaaaay off.
Me: "JENN! Gonads are guy's balls!"
Jenn: "WHAT?! Oh no!! I have called every elder and some members of the church telling them that the doctors could not believe how bad Jeremy's tonsils were because his gonads were so swollen!"
My brother was embarrassed. My sister-in-law was humiliated.
But, as for Me and my Husband? Yeah, we laughed so hard we couldn't talk...for a while.
Oh, yeah. And for the record, she meant to say adenoids.
|Aren't they the cutest family?|