Mar 7, 2007
Real Man or Mannequin
One day this summer, Ian and I were walking down a street in Lancaster, where he was living for the summer. A buggy went by with a man in it. Immediately I had a thought that I should have kept as a thought, but instead I said it out loud. "Is that a mannequin?" That was all the bait that Ian needed to latch on. In typical Ian fashion, for at least the next five minutes, he convinced me that yes, in fact there were mannequins driving buggies around Lancaster. Somehow, somewhere in my brain it made sense that it really could be a mannequin- if there ever was a guy that looked exactly like a mannequin, it was the one that I just saw. Logic told me it wasn't possible, but I trusted that what Ian told me was true. Relationships are based around trust! But that was my first mistake- if you know Ian's sense of humor, you know that he should rarely be trusted in a situation like that.
Ian finally gave in and let me know the truth- probably because the thought of dating someone who believed a mannequin could drive a buggy was too much for him to bear. I probably punched him in the arm for keeping the lie giong for so long, and then I got over it- so it's now become a good joke between us.
If you have any classic Ian moments, add them as a comment to this entry. It's good to remember who we're praying for.
*photo courtesy of mannequinstore.com