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"My name is Thanh and I'm a Blogger". Now that I have admitted to that, I can say that I'm a stereotypical "geeky" Engineer who enjoys sci-fi books and movies and into all things technological. I also love music and have a passion for FOOD. I'm a social person and like to talk to people. I hate people who are fake or overly aggressive. If you're also into some serious discussion, with a pinch of sarcasm and a dash of real emotion, then please read on.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

From Best Man To No Man

*** All names have been changed. ***

My friend Joshua was telling me a funny story about his friends wedding. Joshua was asked to be best man at his friend's Mike's wedding. He had gone to get fitted for his suit and asked to organise the Buck's party. Mike's fiancee, Renee, had talked to Joshua and told him to organise a really wild Buck's party for Mike initially. Then a few weeks later, she rings Joshua and tells him that the Buck's should be the night before the wedding.

Joshua was starting to get confused. If you have the Buck's before the wedding, you can't really do much and get drunk all night. Finally, Renee asks Joshua to organise something small and not too crazy as she doesn't want the groom to be drunk on the wedding day. So Joshua said that he considered organising a poker night at Crown and then maybe lawn bowls the next day.

One day, out of the blue, Mike rings Joshua and tells him that Renee would rather have no Best man, and that Mike would take care of the Buck's party arrangement himself. In the weeks that follow, Joshua finds out that another person was asked to be Best man, then dropped, then another asked, who refused, and finally, a ring-in during the last week was asked.

What a crazy situation that was. Joshua went from being Best man, to not being in the bridal party, to being asked "So, are you still coming to the wedding". All this and he still doesn't know what he did wrong.

There are theories aplenty. Most of them involve Renee, who seems a bit like a control freak. Upon my only meeting of Renee, I already said that she will have Mike by the balls when they get married. Little would I know how soon it would all show. Mike was apologetic to Joshua at the wedding, but Joshua didn't avoided Renee so doesn't know what she thinks.

This whole series of events was rather strange and funny. What was Renee trying to achieve by first telling Joshua to get Mike drunk and to party hard at the Buck's party, and then telling him not to get Mike drunk and to take it easy. What was Joshua's fatal mistake in all this when dealing with Renee. Was Renee clearly just indecisive, or did she not get the response she wanted when she first told Joshua to organise a crazy Buck's party. Was she using reverse psychology and wanting him to say that he would organise a small party? All is still unknown to today, except the fact that Joshua and Mike's good friendship is now pretty much ruined. And all thanks to a jealous/controlling/vindictive(???) wife?


Anonymous Oblivion said...

Real names, real situations. All exposed.

Perhaps the groom should make you the best man seeing you are so good in exposing people's person lives on this blog!

9/22/2008 12:14 PM  
Blogger thanh7580 said...

Real situation, fake names. I should add that it's fake names. I was going to do that except I forgot.

9/22/2008 3:47 PM  
Anonymous Oblivion said...

Why didn't you so earlier.

Now there's nothing for Justin Lam and Marie Sharapova to worry about.

9/22/2008 4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good luck to your friend if his wife chooses his best man. I can see a life time of happiness ahead of him !!!

9/22/2008 10:19 PM  
Anonymous Oblivion said...

I think this friend's wife has somewhat the same powers as Tin's

9/23/2008 8:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can see who will wear the pants in his family.

9/23/2008 12:58 PM  
Anonymous estnivek said...

Am i safe here to generalise that all women are control freaks, or am I about to be attacked by those "Women's Rights Society" or some outspoken, "not afraid to voice their opinions" females out there?

9/24/2008 7:03 AM  
Anonymous Oblivion said...


if you are a victim of these Controlling women, you obviously need many lessons with using the most powerful tool of retaliation.

The Right Back Hand. Although the left one can be effective too.

9/24/2008 8:13 AM  
Anonymous civil said...

wow, this lady sounds like a real nut-job. i wish "Mike" all the very best in life, whenever he can retrieve his balls from her handbag. but i think some blame can be apportioned to this so-called friend, Joshua. I mean, how could your best mate let you marry such a control freak? When your partner has taken half of everything you've got, at least you've still got your friends, right?!?

11/03/2008 11:22 PM  

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