They say familiarity breeds contempt. Which is perhaps why when a partner does something to surprise us, it’s so wonderful and hilarious we can’t wait to share the details with the entire Internet.
Such is the case on a Reddit board dedicated to the most surprising moments encountered in members’ relationships...
“On a night that I had went to bed before him, I was facing one way and he came in and got in bed and was facing the other (we were back to back). I guess he thought I was asleep, because he was eating chicken wings. I felt and heard a light thump, and felt him slowly and quietly roll over to see if it had “woke me up”. 😂😂😂😂 This mug literally dropped a chicken wing in the bed and his life flashed before his eyes so he rolled over to see if I knew. 😂I debated on whether or not I should’ve rolled over and fussed, but it was too funny. I just let him think I was sleeping.”
"[My husband] was trying to be sweet and clean the oven for me. Thing is, he'd never done it before. So he gets out my heavy duty oven cleaner and sprays it in there. Then he decides to call his mom to ask her how you clean an oven. She told him about the self-cleaning function, and said it might smoke a bit as it burned off the stuff on the bottom. So he turned it on. A whole bunch of smoke came out and the oven cleaner caught on fire for a bit. That, and the noxious fumes spreading through the house, were what clued my husband in to the fact he'd made a mistake. He turned the oven off, opened up all the windows, and then he and his friend bailed."
"My husband and I met after work to see a movie and when he saw me he immediately gave me a big hug and whispered “I have hamburgers in my pockets” sure enough when we sat down in the theater he pulled two hamburgers ...out of his pockets like it was normal."
"I walked in on my boyfriend being sweet to his cat. He was laying in bed and his cat was on his chest. My boyfriend was holding his cat’s little front paws and singing, “I will kiss you on your cheeks, I will kiss you on your feets” I opened the door wider and he and his cat just turned their heads in shock. Still sing him that song sometimes!"
"My husband graduated from law school, passed the bar exam and is a seasoned lawyer. One day he left for work without pants on. To be fair he didn't actually make it to work without pants. Apparently the feeling of cold leather on his legs as he slid into the driver's seat alerted him to the fact he had forgotten to put on trousers. I got him a full-length mirror for Christmas that year."