COMPLETELY RUINING THEIR CHARACTERS.
God, they didn’t even have the good grace to say the wrong name…
But there was some amusement from Ross’s many attempts to smash the glass before the shout of “Mazel Tov!”
And from discovering that, in the Jewish tradition, after the ceremony everyone waits while the new couple spend several minutes locked in a room to make things *ahem* “official”.
We were assured that nowadays it’s only for the sake of tradition. I just hope, if they did go for it, Ross had better luck than with the glass.
“The One Where “Rachel” and “Ross” Get Married”
“Carrying on as normal”, of course, means Friends™ continuing to dominate my life.
Rachel and Ross aren’t the only ones being sexily locked in a room; Chandler’s got himself stuck half naked in Real Rachel’s office.
Being the terrible friend she is, she leaves him to it as revenge for getting back with her boss. Hey, at least the office is fully furnished? Unlike my house and Chandler’s flat.
Speaking of being “fully furnished” I had a characteristically drunk exchange with Chandler Number 2 at the wedding (Oh, sod it; I think at this point we may as well make them Chandler Number 1 - now he's married Rachel Number 1, Ross Number 2 is DEFINITELY a Ross). I’m still broadly not drinking (and feel better for it) but admit I made an exception this time, given it’s the last wedding in a while.
Chandler exclaimed that they hadn’t seen me for ages, and wanted to know what “the big things” going on in my life were. When I pointed out we’d seen each other not two weeks previously, they backtracked and said “well, you know we haven’t been hanging out much except for weddings.”
Which is a fair point, but it does answer the question of what the “big thing” in my life is.
Now it's over I’m very much looking forward to finding out what people talk about once there's no more weddings.
So far it seems to be mostly babies, or divorce.
Chandler’s big thing is they’re pulling a David the Science Guy and moving abroad for work in a few months. As the “new me” I’ll be sure to put in as much effort as possible before they go! It’d be nice to concentrate on the small things for a bit.
After my freak out over what a terrible person I am, Friends™ is pulling out all the stops to keep me on the straight and narrow.
Joey spent most of this week talking to an encyclopaedia salesman (played by master magician Penn Jillette – the best guest star a man can get). Sick of nodding along to pretend he knows what’s going on (I feel you buddy), he decides to start his own journey of self improvement. The big copycat.
Unfortunately he can only afford the volume for things beginning with “V”.
Given encyclopaedias are a lot cheaper these days (thanks Wikipedia™) I’ve decided to join his quest for knowledge. I’ve had a huge head-start, thanks to my honeymoon reading on Vietnam.
I’ve got ahead on getting back in with my parents too. Like Monica saving the day by catering her mother’s party, we took them out for that meal I promised. Thankfully the similarity ended there and we didn’t eat any quiches with blue fingernails in. Come on Monica, THIS IS LITERALLY YOUR JOB.
We were made to wait an exceptionally long time for the bill, doubly frustrating when you’re having an awkward meal with your parents.
But it reminded my father of a story from his time working in the head office of a restaurant chain. After eating out socially at one of their branches, he asked for the bill three times before giving up and leaving. He was half way home before deciding he should probably give the area manager a call and let them know he’d got away with it.
Real Live Sitcom Moment:
With Brexit fast approaching (or not? Who knows…) my David the Science Guy has tied his standard to the mast and joined the campaign for a second referendum.
He’s been busy leafleting, and came up with a novel way to avoid biting dogs at letterboxes. Using a spoon! Every leaflet gets pushed through with the spoon, avoiding the risk of losing fingers.
We all agreed it was a pretty smart solution. Until he revealed he dropped the spoon.
That’s right, somewhere out there, there’s someone with a leaflet about the scientific damage of leaving the EU. And a free spoon.
I hope they don’t get confused and think the EU’s offering a spoon to everyone if we stay in.
Wouldn’t it be terrible if we had a vote based on lies?