May 30, 2008

Who was the lead singer....

Sixteen years ago I worked at a company with thirty some odd service technicians, all assholes. The dispatch system they used was centralized out of Chicago, where the home office was located. There was a buzz going around for a while that they were all calling a specific extension to get calls and close out finished calls because the dispatcher was so nice. One of the techs was in my department and called the extension just to talk to the dispatcher. During the conversation she asked a trivia question about music, I knew the answer. So, we began to send trivia MSG’s back and forth over the computer. This was before email had reached its current ease of use. We were all on a company network & you could send MSG’s from “module” to “module”. I used EIMC, and she used GTH4, when there was a MSG the asterisk would change into a semi-colon. We spent several days or weeks sending MSG’s back and forth, then we talked on the phone. She told me that she was babysitting for her sister that coming up Friday night and was going to be bored. I told her that I would call her so the time would pass quickly. We began to talk on the phone quite a bit. After the second or third ridiculously high phone bill I decided that I needed to meet her to see if we were as compatible in person as over the phone. So I flew to Chicago and she met me at the airport. A few months later she took a job at the Atlanta branch where I worked and on May 30th 1992 we were married. That was sixteen years ago today. Happy Anniversary…

8 comments:

Jules said...

Happy Anniversary. I love you too.
But who was that lead singer again?

C.S. Perry said...

At the risk of playing Devl's advocate... I hasten to add that the groom was dead drunk at the time of the wedding. But I guess that's normal under the circumstances.
You guys are far better at it than I was.

Clay Perry said...

hey, that was water in that absolute bottle, i swear!!!!

Joanne said...

So that's the story behind how you met my niece. "Sight unseen" shows you care more about the person's personality than his/her looks. Not that you aren't both beautiful!!!
Happy Anniversary,
Joanne

Anonymous said...

I lnow you know that Mrs.Perry loves you very much as she moved far away form family and friends.
She has made a good new life for herself with you and your darling boys.
You should only know hard it was to give her the wings to leave the nest.
I love you both very much.
xoxoxo
MJ

HeartofGoldPlate said...

Whenever I read the Great Brain I have flashbacks of warm nights and time off of school and a borrowed flower girl dress.

You folks make wonderful babies.

The Angry Georgian said...

Cool story. I met mine in the snack bar at Gwinnett Tech.

Tracey J said...

Congrats :)