to ask permission to marry her. Besides a shotgun by the chair, What should I say or do? Serious replies are not really what I'm looking for here, but whatever you got. BTW, he's a great guy and a good match for her.
"I'd like to get on your calendar next Wednesday at 2pm. Purpose of meeting is to ask for your blessing to marry your daughter. Powerpoint deck attached detailing my reasons why your approval would be logical."
“When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?”
John Maynard Keynes
“Anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”
on how he'd be a great fit for your daughter. Tell him you and your wife like him as well. Then tell him you will get back in touch with him in a week because you have promised interviews to two more candidates, but that you and your wife definitely think he's got the lead for now and you're SURE these other two interviews are just a formality.
I took my FIL out for beers to ask his permission. IT was very clear what I was doing and what my intentions were.
I gave him my best spiel I could and he said no, thinking it would be funny and a great laugh for him. I was nervous as hell the entire time, and this was really demoralizing to me. He took a moment that was about his daughter and myself and made it about him. This, along with a few other monumental life experiences of mine have been tainted by his selfishness.
moment between the two of you, hoisting grog and being guys. Just between the two of you.
He was responding to a snot-nosed, sperm-filled kid that was asking him if it was OK to punish and wallow all over his little girl - leading with his penor - like a tractor ripping up the land in the pristine Swiss Alps countryside.
Even if this was his 5th daughter to get hitched - every one has to be a pretty tough deal for Dad.
If anything, he should be BOOOOOO'd because his response is probably what 80% of the Dad's say at first - lacks creativity, and careful crafting of a response that would REALLY get you knotted up.
“Okay. But your taking one of my favorite people in the world away from me. So leave me now. And come back with something you think could make me as happy as my daughter will make you. Or at least something that will make me forget that she is gone. Go now son! Bourbon! We will both need it if this marriage will ever work out.”