I was considering submitting this to NAR, but I thought it might be better to get some feedback first if it was actually worth posting:
My husband works in a coffee shop. On the days he works, if I have nothing better to do I usually come sit in the cafe and keep myself busy on my laptop.
One time, a regular sees me playing pokemon on my phone, and strikes up a conversation with me about the game. Some time later, the regular brings this up to my husband:
Regular #1: “You know that girl who always comes in when you’re working? She’s into pokemon too! She seems like your type. You should ask her out sometime, she might say yes!”
My husband: “The one who sits by the pastry case?”
Regular #1: “Yeah!”
My husband: “You’re a few years late; I married her already. That’s my wife.”
Regular #1: shocked Pikachu face
Most recently, I accompanied my husband again to the cafe and was browsing NAR while he worked. A couple of regular customers come in, and my husband informs them that he’s only going to be there for a few more days before he leaves the country permanently.
Regular #2: “No way! Where are you going?”
My husband: “Australia. My wife is from there.”
He points to me, sitting by the pastry case. The customers turn to look at me. I smile and wave.
Regular #2: “Oh she’s your wife! I was wondering why she’s always here!”
Regular #3: “I was literally about to suggest to you one of these days that she seems like she has a crush on you, you should ask her out!”
Regular #2: “Yeah I always thought you two would make a cute couple!”
My husband: *gesturing towards his pokemon hat and my equally nerdy sweater * “Gee, I can’t imagine what could have given you that impression!”
Me: laughing hysterically
I must admit, though I didn’t need the validation, the idea that random strangers repeatedly want to set me up with my husband is a great way to know I chose the right man!
I thought it could be a story for NaRo, but I’m not certain about submitting it as A) it might be perceived as more of a non-story (I’m not always the best judge of this kind of thing when it comes to my own stories) and B) even though to me, it’s not the focus, it might start a thread on how the customers were all totally out of line and presumptuous. I’m not really interested in posting what, to me, is a funny anecdote that I find oddly validating, if the primary reaction is that this is either a non-story or actually a story about some villainous customers who don’t know their place. I’m willing to include whatever disclaimer may be necessary to try to prevent any negativity, but if there’s no way to make this story palatable for the masses I’d appreciate knowing that upfront and I just won’t submit it. Thanks!