Never Invite Your Girlfriend's Dad to Join Your NCAA Bracket

It was about a week ago when my girlfriend came up with the brilliant idea to invite her father into our select group of players for this year's March Madness. Sure, I said, without giving it much thought -- after all, what would be the harm?

My girlfriend often uses this trick -- if she wants something, she'll wait until I'm distracted and then ask me while I'm not paying attention. She usually times it so that I'm watching TV, reading, or drinking...sometimes all three. Anyhow, this invariably results in her getting whatever she wants, whether it means her friends over for dinner (I get to cook -- yay!) or what have you.

So, I said 'yes honey' to the bracket. Now, in hindsight, I can see only two possible outcomes. Number one, which is already happening, is that his bracket is blowing mine out of the water, meaning he's going to crow about it all year. And yes, I've already gotten a couple of emails reminding me of this fact.

The other possible outcome of course, would be me beating him, in which case what am I going to do? I can't rub it in, seeing as he's my girl's dad, so it's basically a lose-lose proposition. Mental note to self: stop agreeing to things without giving them proper thought. Of course, by pretending I even had a choice in the matter is a bit of a lie to myself; I couldn't have said no even if I wanted to! I did briefly flirt with the idea of emailing the bracket invite to the wrong email address and pretending it was an accident, but that would have been a lie. Ah well, it's all in fun :)