I don't quite remember when I asked him this, but it must have been at least 2 months ago. We were chatting online, like usual, and I asked out of nowhere, "Would you let me get drunk if you were around to protect and take care of me?". His response was immediate and blunt, it was something like, 'heck no'. Haha. Neither of us has ever drank alcohol, for personal and religious reasons, I guess. Sometimes (more in the past), I would wonder how it would taste and how it would make me feel if I were to drink, but I've never tested it out and most of my desire to do so is gone now. I asked the question because I wanted to hear what he'd say; honestly, I thought he might consider it, you know? I could get drunk at home and he could take care of me, what's the problem right? But he said a flat out "No". Good for him.
Anyway, I was telling my freind Hidy about me asking Mark this and was giggling throughout my telling of the story, because at this point I realize that it was a funny question to ask AND his response was even more hilarious to me. Hidy laughed along with me and then got real quiet and pensive-like. Okaaaay? The next time we hung out she was telling me that she had asked her beau the same question and she was giggly while she told me the story. Her guy was also like, "No. What is going on with you?" and we both found that to be hilarious. I had a feeling that if things didn't work out with her bf this time around, she would ask my question to the next guy and the next one too. It because the question is a good one for us type of girls to ask, and I'm not even sure why, which Hidy realized. I even think the guys like to be asked this question, or a similar one, because she's letting him know that she cares about his opinion and she trusts him quite a bit (to be responsible for her when she's completely smashed). For the girl, it's reassuring that the reason that her guy doesn't like her to drink goes beyond her possible doing something she would regret (cheating for example). His saying no means he cares about her health and spiritual well being -- awww.
So, when I asked Mark the drinking question, I had no idea that the question would become a traveling legacy. Hidy realized how cute and funny the question would be for the guys she asked and now she'll use it too. And anyone reading, feel free to ask your future husbands if you can get drunk in the house and do all the things you ever wanted while he looks out for you.