Monday, January 26, 2009

Life Partners

So I was talking to my dad the other day. Our convo went something like this:

**a little background, we were talking about how not to get screwed by the IRS if C and I get audited for this years taxes, which anyway is highly unlikely.**

Dad: ... that really shouldn't be a problem since you guys are life partners.
me: **pause** uhh, dad? we're not a homosexual couple.
Dad: life partner, fiance, husband ... whatever.
me: yeah ... I just don't want the minister at our wedding "pronouncing us life partners", ya know?

he makes me laugh, that man. Life partners? I'm going to have to find a card that says something about that for his anniversary next year...

1 comment:

Alex said...

So In England, they tend to call everyone "partners" - fiances, husbands, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends. It's actually kind of nice to take the labels out of relationship descriptions. Less opportunity for judgment and less uncomfortable sharing of personal details. "Life partners" is pushing the cheesy line, though, it's sweet how your dad is so PC. I like it.