I was talking with some friends the other night, and we got in a very interesting conversation about the fall-out from various surprise parties. Turns out that surprise parties are more perilous than I'd thought.
One friend threw a lavish party for her husband. "He loved it, but for months after," she recalled, "he was very suspicious. He kept asking me what I was doing, whom I was calling. I think it truly unnerved him to realize that I could organize something that big without him knowing. What else was I up to?"
"I went to a party where the wife was absolutely flabbergasted that her husband could pull off the surprise party," observed another friend. "It really shook her concept of her marriage. She thought of herself as the organized, logistically-minded one who had to take care of everyone. But it turned out her husband could do that stuff, too. So maybe she wasn't so essential."
"Yes," added someone else, who had been at the same party, "plus I think she was a bitRead More »from Surprise! Surprise parties don't always make people feel happy.