Wasn't quite sure what to title this one, but it's kind of like those, "Things People In Relationships Will Understand" topics.
Years ago, when we were first married, we were going to the movies and my wife suggested something animated, probably Beauty And The Beast or something like that.
I said I didn't want to see that and when she asked why not, I cracked, "Because I'm not in third grade," meaning "cartoons are for kids."
Here's the thing: I only said that to make a joke. The joke was there, I took it. It was just a wisecrack. I have no problem with animated movies, as long as it's a good story.
Well, that was probably 25+ years ago, and now, every time we try to decide on a movie to watch, she'll mention wistfully some animated thing she wants to watch, but then she'll add, "...but I can watch that some other tone; you don't like animated movies."
Here's more of the thing: it'll be a movie I would enjoy watching, but since I said I don't like animated movies, I'm kind of stuck. I can't backtrack without being called on it, and so I have to try and convince my wife that, yes, while I don't like animated movies, I'm willing to be a helluva guy and sit through this because I know *you* really want to see it.
Tonight, she mentioned Incredibles 2. I'd like to see that (Holly Hunter's voice is pretty damn hot, even in a cartoon). I secretly enjoyed the first one. It's got a superhero theme, which I enjoy. But because of a wisecrack I made nearly three decades ago, I'm screwed.
Ahhhh, the price of saving face in a relationship.
Any other situations/stories like this?