Rosario and I are pretty much non-believers, so we are getting married only with a civil ceremony (which is mandatory anyway).
So, this morning we went to the Registro Civil to arrange the appointment for the wedding.
Everything was done pretty quickly, no fuss, good vibes from the lady who's marrying us, we were pretty happy. But one thing called our attention.
We had to wait for about 30 minutes to set the appointment because we were the third couple.
There were we (dressed... perhaps too casually. This is just bureaucracy and it was early in the morning ;-)
Another couple of about 35/40 year-olds dressed very nicely, good clothes, nice shoes (we do live in a pretty fancy neighborhood).
And the last one were in their twenties, good looking people.
Now, the three couples were performing a necessary and pretty critical step in getting married, it's not romantic at all, but after you put your fingerprint in the request, you are saying that you are really going to get married.
And anyway, we were all aking for dates in the next month, so we were all pretty close to getting marrried.
And you know what, I was there, holding Rosario's hand, we were talking about how much we wanted to finally get all this done and be a "legal" couple, hugging and kissing (nothing scandalous ;-)... the other two couples hardly talked to each other.
The older ones, I think the guy only said "this is taking a while" and she answered with a nod.
What the hell? I was thinking about starting to scream at them you are all going to be extremely unhappy!!! do not get married if you don't like each other!!!*
Then again, perhaps they had made the wrong line and were waiting for death certificates?
I mean, why the heck were they getting married?