Wednesday 20 June 2012

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Mickey's Greatest Accomplishment

For a mouse, Mickey has himself a pretty impressive list of accomplishments. He's got theme parks all over the world. He stars in movies, on TV, and has made the occasional foray onto Broadway. There's even an entire Disney Cruise Line sailing the high seas bearing his image. Mickey has indeed done very well for himself.

If you were to give me five minutes alone with him though, and a chance to ask a single question, I wouldn't ask about any of that. There's plenty of people in the world who could teach me how to be successful in business. Some, although not many, have even been more successful than Mickey. No, if I only have one question to ask of the world's most famous mouse, I want to know about his greatest accomplishment. The one thing he's done that nobody else has. The thing that astounds every one of us, and makes him a true innovator of epic proportions.

How? How, how, how, how, how, have you kept Minnie by your side for 84 years without having to propose to her?

Seriously Mick (Can I call you Mick? I feel like I've spent enough time at your house that it should be OK by now.), what's your secret? 84 years! I know some women are more patient than others, but you've hit the gold mine! I think back to when I first met my wife and I only managed to hold out three months before asking her to marry me, and even that was really just a formality since the church was already booked and the guest list pretty much written (both without any input from me I might add). Somehow I can't imagine the suggestion of "Hey, let's hang on 84 years and see how this shakes out." going over all that well.

Of course, even though it's impressive you've managed to hold out 84 years, I'm really not sure what the hold up is. You guys maintain a residence in California, so I'm pretty sure that you're already qualified as a common-law couple in the eyes of the State. Maybe there's some deep, dark, secret reason that you're not married. Maybe it's not your choice at all. Do Minnie and Pluto not get along? Does Minnie get a little creeped out when you wear your Fantasmic outfit all over the place? Or is it that nobody wants to see what kind of bachelor party Donald would throw for you? I think we're all in agreement that an outing like that just couldn't end well.

Whatever the reason, I just want you to know that we think you make a great couple. Married or not you guys are a true inspiration for those of us who are a few years behind you. Mickey, it's so cute to see you still get all excited whenever Minnie's around, and the way you give her all your attention, even when there's a multi-million dollar business to take care of, is just adorable. Minnie, you're obviously some kind of saint to wait so long for Mickey, but you're so patient and loving that I don't think anybody has any doubt that you guys will always be together. Besides, nobody rocks a polka-dot dress like you.

Well, almost nobody.

This post is a part of Wordless Wednesday over at Focused on the Magic. If you didn't get here from there, you should really head on over and check out some of the fantastic people that hang out there on Wednesdays. Most of them can probably rock a polka-dot dress just as well as Minnie. Well, maybe not Mark. I'm not sure he could pull it off.

Written by Steve Pratt