Monday, September 03, 2012

Monday Morning Stories With Mookie - Episode 32

Tuesday (Tomorrow) is my wife's birthday, so I thought I'd share this gem....

The Time Mookie Watched Megan Eat Real Food

This could have been one of us on a Saturday Morning
I met my wife "Megan (*)" back when we used to work at Wal-Mart during our sophomore year of college.  There was a large group of us college-aged kids who were normally stuck closing down the store every night.  While the work pretty much blew, we made up for it with regular "get-togethers" that usually formed right after work around 11-11:30PM.  A normal night would consist of us partying all night, getting less than two-hours of sleep, and then having to go to class at 8AM the next morning.  If it was the weekend, you could guaran-f'n-tee the Wal-Mart management made sure we were scheduled at 7 or 8 AM just to see us roll in hung over and looking like death.  Looking back at it, I don't know how we did it, but man....we were good at it.

At first Megan and I just started hanging out via a small group of people.  After a little while though, we started hanging out together when we weren't working, in class, or busy being intoxicated in some apartment on the NE side.  As you now know, all that "being together" eventually and naturally turned into something else wonderful all together....and it has been "us" together ever since.

There is one moment that still stands out in my mind to this day, that told me early on that she was going to be a "keeper."  What did she do?  She ate a hamburger.

One day, her and I decided to stop off at Hardee's and have a quick bite to eat.  It was the Hardee's that used to reside on Edgwood Road NW (yes...this was that memorable).  We went in and went to the counter to order our food.  Megan ordered first, and I was shocked as to what she ordered:

Quarter Pound Bacon Cheeseburger
Large Fries
Large Drink

Why was I shocked?  Because I know that a quarter pound hamburger is not a small sandwich by any means.  Any girl I had ever gone out with prior to this had NEVER ate something like this.  It was always a simple lame patty hamburger, some chicken crap,  or God forbid - a salad.  In the event someone did order something "good," they would never finish it or say they "weren't that hungry."  Until this very moment, I had never realized how disappointing it was to me that my past girlfriends ate sub-standard food.


Here we are, this chick here has ordered what was - in my mind - the most glorious burger Hardee's had on the menu (at that time) - a quarter pound BACON cheeseburger.  Properly made - this burger was a dream.

We sat down to eat, and I have to tell you....I watched her eat this sandwich.    Ladies and gentleman I must tell my mind it was nothing short of magical.  This beautiful girl...this REAL WOMAN was sitting right in front of me was eating REAL food.  My God this was awesome.

Kate Upton's re-creation of my memory of
Megan eating a Hardee's hamburger

While we ate (I had the same thing) and conversed, I couldn't believe how impressed I was by this whole event taking place.  It was just strange.  Obviously I didn't tell her of my thoughts, because...well...that would be scary.  Not that I thought it was "erotic" or anything, but I do have to admit that it was pretty damn sexy.

Then do you know what she did?  You won't believe it...she finished the hamburger.  SHE ATE ALL of it!  It was epic.

Sadly, the time came for us to depart and head back out into the world do God-knows-what.  But I do know that I was forever changed as a human being while sitting in that Hardee's that day.  Forever.  Changed.  I'm getting teary just thinking about it.
Now of course you are thinking to yourself, "Mookie, you are being silly."  To which I say yes, for humor's sake I am being a little bit silly.  But not much though.
This event really did strike a nerve with me for some reason, and it was one of those things in our relationship I will always remember.

This was honestly a strange and wonderful event in my relationship with my wife Megan.  Her and I have shared many other wonderful (and equally weird) stories in our lives together, and I look forward to the many weird and wonderful things that may lie in store for us.

Happy Birthday Megan
Love Mookie

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