Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Say 'Yes' night

The apartment in which we stayed in Montreal had Netflix.  Each night before going to bed we wanted to watch a little TV and ended up watching episodes of "Grace & Frankie" on Netflix.  It wasn't great but it was cute and often funny.

In an episode Lily Tomlin's character Frankie suggests to Jane Fonda's character Grace that they have a "say 'yes' night".  On such night the answers to all questions is 'yes', regardless of who is asking and what they're asking.  Frankie thinks this is the cure to Grace's boredom in her newly single life.  As you can imagine, Grace is simultaneously frightened and excited by the idea of going out in public and having to answer 'yes' to every question.  Imagine the possibilities!

This got me thinking about the feasibility of a "say 'yes' night".  After 19+ years together, mine & Spouse's life is rather predictable.  Most days are pretty much the same.  We go to work, come home and take the dogs out, eat dinner, watch TV, and go to bed.  On Fri & Sat nights we eat out with our friends.  But imagine what could happen if we committed to a "say 'yes' night"!

We might start by going to dinner where the server would ask "Would you like to start with a cocktail or glass of wine?"  We'd have to answer 'yes'.  After dinner he might ask "Did you save room for dessert?"  Whether we did or not would be irrelevant - we'd have to answer 'yes'. 

While Spouse would likely be ready to go home after dinner and watch TV until bedtime, I would instead ask him "Would you like to go for a ride and look at Christmas lights and decorations?"  He'd be obliged to say 'yes'.  But after being 'tricked' like that, he may realize that 2 can play that game, and ask me "When we get home would you like to watch the home shopping channels with me?" to which I'd regrettably have to answer 'yes'.

I think for it to REALLY get exciting you have to agree to stay out of the house and around other people for several hours who would potentially ask you questions.

"Do you want another cocktail sir?"

"Would you like to dance?"

"Let's go skinny dipping!"

"How about some shots?"

"Wanna touch my monkey?"

Imagine the possibilities!


anne marie in philly said...

interesting thought...and keep your monkey to yourself! ;-)

Ur-spo said...

I remember that episode.. I thought 'yes' night very too daring for me. too timorous to try it.