I don’t think I’ve ever posted a proposal video, but this one opens up a great point, so check it out.
What I saw in this was a man who knew his gal. He knew his practical joke would be well received. Some women would have totally panicked, some would have been furious when they found out it was a joke. Some might have refused to marry over it, or held a grudge for years. This woman seems to have gotten the joke, and understood it was a part of who her guy is.
I call it knowing your audience. I learned this early in life; given how far out there I can be, I might not have survived had I not! In the past Lori would get uptight when I said or did something a bit “out there” (or more than a bit out there) to someone or in front of a small group. She had limits for people she did not know well, and it seemed to her I had no such limits. Over time, she has learned I am very good at knowing what someone can appreciate and what will offend them. More to the point of this discussion, I am very good at knowing what she will find humorous and what she will not. I also know when I can tease her, and when I should not. I am not perfect, but I have learned her well and I rarely mess it up.
Because I know her so well, I can give her what she wants or needs. I know when funny will help her out of a funk, and when it will just upset her. I know what makes her laugh, and what does not. I can bless her far better than if I just followed some generic script for what one does and does not say and do with one’s wife.
How well do you know your wife? How close to the edge can you get? Do you crowd the edge or go over the line? Are you are so scared of hurting or offending her you hold back? Become a student of your wife.