Few hours ago, I was at a farewell party for the about-to-wed couple before they set off to Portugal to "begin a new life together." When the GF said 'a new life,' she's talking about babies.
Barry aka the BF, got her another diamond ring(Yawn) and then proceeded to get down on one knee(5th time already!) and... I swear the Brits tend to be repetitive in everything they do. How is that fun?
Here's the part where things got interesting:
Barry is a Beatles fan. The type who goes gaga over anything Beatles-related, but stays away from the Butterfly Park & Insect Kingdom.
*inserts the 411 on Yours Truly and The Beatles*
My folks don't listen to the Beatles, so do not blame me for the lack of interest. At least I know some of their more popular songs: "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," "Hey Jude" and "I Want To Hold Your Hand."
I know the names of the members too - Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison* See? I'm not hopeless after all.
Back to last night:
Hui Qing aka the night's showoff queen, tried to be a smart alec and purchased a copy of "Best of the Beatles" for her man. Over the phone earlier, she told me it cost her around 300 bucks from eBay. Nothing wrong, right? Read on!
The woman brought out the laser disc vinyl to show "the man I'm gonna be spending the rest of eternity with(exact quote)," I literally had to fake a phone call and rush to the kitchen to avoid laughing in her face.
Come on, I'm not a Beatles fan, but I do know about the whole Pete Best fiasco. Besides, I used to work at 2 different record stores! Self-imposed mandatory. For those still scratching your heads, let the Missy explain:
Pete Best was a drummer who got kicked out of the group in favor of the much handsomer Ringo Starr** So the India-born Brit was a little bitter about being jettisoned from the band and came up with what has to be one of the most elaborated revenge plots of all time. He decided that confusing the shit out of the fans would be damn hilarious.
He recorded an album and called it "Best of The Beatles." No foul here - the album was exactly what it claimed to be: a record by Pete Best (formerly) of The Beatles.
Everyone else got the joke but the GF. She merely consoled herself by saying "at least it got my man laughing." OK, you win.
So, I'll get back to my writing and end this post with my favorite George Michael song, which coincidentally features a Beatle. The only track in my play list that has anything to do with a Beatle. Again, I am not that hopeless.
*So I cheated, I only knew 3 out of the 4 bugs guys. Sue me!
**I think jealousy played a part, seriously, Pete looked a hundred times handsomer.