I write a public apology about as often as the Lions win a playoff game, which is to say not often, but I really messed up. Lauren and my second anniversary is today, and I am generally blowing it. Let's run through the list, shall we?
1. Did not get the day off
2. Not getting the day off resulted in dinner/travel plans becoming impractical
3. As consolation for dinner/travel plans becoming impractical, attempted to surprise fabulous, understanding wife with early gift. Surprise turned out to be that I had already gifted the same (admittedly lovely) item previously, diminishing specialness all around and generally putting me, um, here.
4. Ultimately, blown special gift opportunity and canceled travel plans serve as painful reminder of postponed honeymoon, lack of nightlife, and disorganized spouse while Lauren watches Noah all day while I'm at work.
Now, I could explain what it is about this week that makes it tough to take the time off, or how I thought I was accessorizing some other pieces I bought for Lauren already, but that doesn't matter. I want to celebrate a third anniverary next year, so Lauren, I am publicly stating that I am really, really sorry about this. I really meant to plan a nice anniversary, things just got totally derailed.
Valentine's Day Public Apology