K is for Keeping the Peace

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. Each post will be associated with a letter of the alphabet with the theme ‘Lessons from a Wedding’.


She should’ve held an olive branch as they sauntered down the aisle instead of orchids

Apparently, another little-known but staggeringly critical duty which the MOH has to carry out is keeping the peace AKA making sure everyone in the wedding party is still alive by the time the wedding rolls around.

She had to learn this the not-so-easy way when one day she came home to her mother and her sister arguing (or strongly discussing) depending on who you ask, about of all things – the height of the candles that would be placed on the dinner tables. Yes, the height of the candles.

Not known for their patience, she could see virtual steam rising from their ears and she gingerly stepped in. Gingerly, only because she was well aware that weapons were still drawn and she didn’t want those weapons aimed at her.

“Ummm…maybe we could try buying candles of different heights and test them on the table to see which would look more suitable? We don’t have to decide candle heights now. Not until we experiment a little, right?”

Grudgingly, both her mother and sister agreed, indicating that who knows, maybe candles would not even be necessary once they saw the whole set-up on the table.

Inwardly, she let out a sigh of relief.

Little did she know that this was only the beginning of her peacekeeping duties.


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