My family has nicknamed me and my hubby Mr. and Mrs. Murphy because of the random stuff that always seems to happen to us. You know Murphy's Law; "Whatever can go wrong will go wrong, and at the worst possible time, in the worst possible way." I don't look at myself as cursed, but as someone who is very blessed. Weird things just happen to me; that's all.
About a year or two ago, my husband and I attended my Aunt Juanita's funeral (may she rest in peace). Just to put my relationship in context, Aunt Juanita was my Dad's aunt by marriage. I was able to see family members I hadn't seen in a very long time and introduce my hubby to some folks he hadn't met yet. Funerals are strange that way........the occasion is sad, but they always seem to turn into family reunions.
Anyhoo, the funeral had just ended and hubs and I got into the car to join the procession to the cemetery--or so we thought. The little man came by with the orange funeral sticker and stuck in our window. The black hearse drove by followed by cars with their orange funeral stickers. When the opportunity presented itself, we jumped in the line.
When we arrived at the cemetery, we followed the cars up the hill and then parked along with everyone else (okay, okay, I'll speed it up). So people start getting out of their cars, and just as my husband begins to step out of the car:
Me: Wait! I don't see anybody I know.
Hubby: What do you mean? Where's your dad and everyone else?
Me: I don't know, but I don't recognize any of these people. This is not my family.
Hubby gets back into the car. We start driving around the cemetery assuming we took a wrong turn and got in the wrong line. We scoped out several burial sites to see if I could spot any of my family members. No luck. I thought to myself, I know I haven't seen them in a long time, but you'd think I'd recognize somebody. Not to mention we just saw them all at the funeral. After, driving around the entire cemetery, we gave up our search. I called my cousin to try to get to the bottom of this mystery:
Me: Hey, where are you?
Cousin: We're on the way to the house. Why weren't you at the cemetery?
Me: We followed the procession, but apparently we ended up at the wrong cemetery. We went to Cemetery A .
Cousin: Cemetery A?! That's all the way on the other side of town. The burial was at Cemetery B.
Me: (talking to my husband now) The burial was at Cemetery B.
Hubby: Cemetery B?! That's all the way on the other side of town!
Me: I know!
Hubby: Well, how did we end up here?
Me: I don't know. We must've gotten in the wrong funeral procession.
Cousin: (speaking to other family members in the background) Mr. and Mrs. Murphy went to the wrong cemetery. Hahahahahahahaha!
Family: (guffawing in the background) What? They went where? Hahahahahahaha! Cemetery A?! Hahahahaha!
Cousin: Well, are you coming to the repast?
Me: No. I think we've had enough adventure and embarrassment for one day. You all can just feel free to laugh and talk about us behind our backs. Thanks!
Cousin: Okay, bye. Hahahahahahaha (while hanging up the phone)!
Leave it to Mr. and Mrs. Murphy to bring comic relief to a funeral. What are the odds that another funeral procession would be passing by the funeral home where we were precisely at the time when we were getting ready to leave?