I often say things that get me into trouble. By that I mean, things slip out of my mouth before I have a chance to review them and people laugh, usually at my expense. Not that I mind, I was brought up with a very healthy sense of self-deprecation. These slips-of-tongue normally happen in front of large groups of people and what better forum than facebook?
Dan had come home for Christmas and when he found out that I had never seen When Harry Met Sally he sat me down to watch it. I was skeptical because I am not convinced that Meg Ryan can actually act but we watched and I loved. Billy Crystal is so funny and I don't know, maybe I just have a thing for Jewish men, but does anyone else find him attractive?
Anyway, we watched, I loved, and I typed up a tribute quote onto my facebook status.
Because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
Such a great line, right? A cinematic classic. I leave it at that and carry on with the rest of my day. Dan and I were at the mall when I got a call from my mother that went something like this:
"Rachel, you need to change your facebook."
"People think you are engaged."
The exact wording might be slightly different but you get the idea. People had called my mom and texted my sisters all asking the same question, "Are they engaged?"
We got back to my house and I ran to the computer to check my account and lo and behold underneath my smart little quote were a handful of comments including one from my pastor offering his congratulations! I shrieked. I was mortified. I couldn't believe this turn of events.
I quickly typed up a retraction and vowed that I would put all future quotes in between actual quotation marks so as not to be confused with real statements. Interestingly enough we got engaged a month later, but I definitely did not announce it with a movie quote.