Friday, December 02, 2005

Man Planning Wife's 30th Birthday At Chuck E Cheese

A man in a coffee shop yesterday told his friends that he was planning to have his wife's 30th birthday at Chuck E Cheese. His friends initially laughed, but the man said he was absolutely serious. His friends told him they thought that it was probably a very poor idea, and that he should consider taking her out to dinner at a nice restaurant, or hosting some of her friends at a bar or their home.

The man said that they went out for nice dinners every anniversary and Valentine's day and on a litany of other occasions, ditto with having friends over. It was his opinion that being given permission to 'cut loose' and act foolishly for an evening was the perfect gift for his wife's thirtieth birthday. If their friends were too 'mature' to allow themselves to act ridiculous in the pursuit of a good time, then he said they didn't have to come.

One of his friends predicted that while his heart was in the right place, the evening would be a disaster for everyone, his wife included. He said that no one was above being ridiculous and having a good time.

But when you're thirteen you do that with a ball pit, he said, and when you're thirty you do it with a bottle of wine.

5 comments:

Heather said...

I have a friend who turns 30 next year, and she has already decided that she wants a moon walk jumpy thing at her party. So, maybe this guy isn't so far off having a crazy you're-still-young-dear party.

Mikey McHappy said...

We've been to someone's 23rd birthday party at Chuck-E-Cheese. It was, you know, ok I guess.

But, hopefully the 30-to-be's spouse is prepared to have all his friends get a wristband ID thingy so that the teenage employees will know who to let them leave with.

Gone Away said...

Poor fellow has omitted one thing from his calculations. Females grow up...

Monica said...

My 30th is next March, and I am having a piƱata.

Amy said...

All depends on the wife. If she's a fun-loving, enthusiastic, young at heart gal, she'll love it! If she's an old fart, well, yeah, he might want to take her out to drink wine. ;)