Sunday, April 19, 2009

Of shidduchim, conversations and musketeers



A horror story to some, a funny story to others.

A friend of mine told me a story about his grandparents. His grandmother was a chatterbox. When she was going through a shidduch with his grandfather, he was very talkative too — so, the bride-to-be was happy: she had finally found someone she can have a nice talk with.

After they got married, the husband stopped talking. Initially she thought he was shy, or it was a shock from the wedding, new responsibilities, etc. But as the time passed on, the husband was talking as much as Grimaud (the servant of Athos from The Three Musketeers).

Eventually she asked him: why wasn’t he so talkative anymore? The husband answered: “I said everything I had to say.”

Update (for le7): And after that they lived for the rest of their happy lives in comfortable silence.

12 comments:

le7 said...

AHHHH omg.... uch... eek.

Crawling Axe said...

So, scary?

le7 said...

Yeah.

Crawling Axe said...

See the update.

I always find it cute when I see a couple that doesn’t need to talk.

Crawling Axe said...

You think the Rebbe and the Rebbetzin talked very much? I really doubt it.

le7 said...

Hmmm I guess... after a few years, but right away?

Crawling Axe said...

Yeah, I suppose.

I know a couple that has been together for quite a while (they have two or three children, one of which is married already). The husband talks all the time. The wife makes a few comments.

My chavrusa, after we had been to a dinner to the couple, told me that he imagined how one day, the wife comes out with a kitchen with a huge frying pain and just whacks the husband on the head, screaming: “SHUT UP!”

David said...

Even post-update its still kinda scary how someone can suddenly just change on you like that.

sarabonne said...

The change is a bit disturbing but aside for that, I think it's cute. Then again I don't mind silence...

The Real Shliach said...

Companionable it is.

le7 said...

In person I prefer silence actually. But online or on the phone it's a bit perturbing.

Crawling Axe said...

Well, I can assure you that in those times neither existed.