C did his speech:
- Hello family, friends and honoured guests. I first met the groom in Grade 8 on the Bantam Boys Basketball team. I remember he used to be this really skinny guy who couldn't play basketball. [C and W both play basketball very well] Now, he's still a guy who can't play basketball... but he's gained a little bit of weight... about 40 pounds. [That's a very generous estimate.]
Then I went over to his house and he would beat me at Nintendo and other computer games, but never Street Fighter. [Another dig]
Then he made the mistake of asking me to stay for dinner and then he could never get rid of me. All of a sudden, I was asked if I could be his Best Man. Of course, this was over dinner at his place. And I thought he was kidding, but then I realized it wasn't a dream at his stag. Let's just say that there were two distinct large marks that he left in the city. Let's just say he had carrots for dinner.
Tonight, I stand here in front of the bride and groom's closest family and friends and I realize you are turning a new page in this storybook relationship that you have. I may hold the "official" title of "Best Man", but, in my eyes, W is the best man here. And you are marrying a guy who is not only a great person, but a great friend as well. I want to congratulate you both for FINALLY getting married. TEN YEARS?!?! **what-were-you-guys-THINKING??? shrug**
I just want to say I wish your future is full of joy and good fortune. And I want to toast you both: To the bride and groom!
[audience: To the bride and groom!]
After the blindfold went on, they got ten GUYS to come up: Karl, Stephen, Kingsley, Nigel, Allen, Mark, Clarence, Ben, Phil and Jasper. It was a hoot. =) Husband Guy picked #9, Phil. =D