Case in point (aka “The Moment of Truth”):
On a recent Friday night, after a long, arduous work week, my wife and I met up with one of our favorite friend couples. The other guy was a best bro-friend (BBF) with whom I’ve spent hours solving the world’s problems–often over beers in the backyard or garage. I was all keyed up for the hop-filled coldies, profound sports analysis, and frequent fist-bumping that would surely take over this night. Then the BBF’s wonderful girlfriend arrived with two fine bottles of wine in her hand.
Uh oh. I immediately sensed the dilemma I’d be facing: Drink beer alongside my buddy (who doesn’t like wine) or join the ladies with a nice glass of red. My gorgeous wife sitting on my left, the girlfriend on my right, and my pal sitting across from me (with a questioning look as to which way I’d go), I had to choose. Fortunately, we were having pizza and salad for dinner, so either beverage would complement nicely. Still, I felt the weight of my decision.