Yesterday Vince came inside and he was laughing. He said “You’d better treat me right!” I didn’t say anything but I was thinking . . I do my best!
He proceeded to tell me that while he was out changing the oil in the mower, some “old” woman stopped and wanted to chat with him. He said she kept talking and talking . . no real reason for stopping. She proceeded to tell him that her husband had died (not sure when) and that her friend lives down the road beside our house and she passes by often and sees Vince out working in the yard.
She told him how pretty the yard is and it shows that he really cares about the yard. She told him she might stop by sometime when she sees him out again.
Hmmmm . .
I said “Did you tell her you have a wife and getting rid of her would be really expensive so finding another place to stop might be more productive?” He said he did say he has a wife but that was all he said about “the wife”.
But, I was able to go back and watch the entire incident on the security camera. It didn’t sound like he was trying to get rid of her! I’m going to have to keep my eyes on my man! 🙂
I had to laugh – this reminded me of a stories Dad told when he & Mom moved to a senior independent living apartment. There were only about 5 men living in the building, mostly all women. One day dad was walking down the hall and one of the women stopped him with a toaster in hand wanting to know if he would come in and fix it. Every evening there was ‘cocktail’ hour in the lobby area of the building – Mom said the women would wait until Dad sat, then try to sit next to him.
That’s funny. By the time we get to the senior living establishments, we probably aren’t nearly as subtle as we once were (or thought we were!).
My “subtle meter” left the building when I turned 70!!!!!
I think mine left when I turned 25. 🙂
Donna in KS says
In our former neighborhood there were several widows and a couple of single women. Husband helped with their wells, rototilled their garden spots, cleared snow and other things that they might need. One day a close friend of his called for him. I said, ‘no, he’s not home’. “Well, where could he be? I know we’re not out fishing!!” Without thinking about what I answered….’oh, he’s out taking care of all the widows in the neighborhood’! Boy, that comment made the rounds in the breakfast and fishing groups in rapid time! When we moved, he told me if there are widows, we’re moving again, quickly! This was worse, a husband who does nothing around the house, so my husband was called on frequently. Her I resented.
This gave me a chuckle!
But can she cook? 😉
I thought about that but compared to how much I used to cook, Vince probably thinks I’ve quit cooking!
LOL….that’s because he is constantly wanting to eat out since ya’ll are now so close to eating places!
Sandra Richardson says
Your answer made me laugh…………“Did you tell her you have a wife and getting rid of her would be really expensive so finding another place to stop might be more productive?” : )
That was very nice of Vince to visit with her. She is probably lonesome. And it was nice of her to stop and compliment the yard.
Mine always reminds me he is “quite a catch”! Tells me about the women who talk to him at his volunteer job – including the one who wanted to buy him coffee! Of course my response is – if you are such a catch, why are you still here? And then I remind him he needs to find a sugar mama!
Nelle Coursey says
I am sure he knows he has a good thing right now! He is not going to do anything to mess that up!!
Thanks for the smile and chuckle! Have a good weekend!