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Nov 13, 2010

I STILL GOT IT

I worked the front counter at work yesterday. I like to see the people face to face rather than just on the phones sometimes. 
We close at 6:00 pm. About 20 minutes before closing an older gentleman, maybe in his mid 60s came in to pay his bill. We chatted a bit and he asked what I was doing tonight. 

I said that I had invited everyone from work to come over for pizza and drinks. 
He asked where he should show up. 
Oh no says I. It is just a bunch of women who are going to yak about work all evening. 
Him: you said everyone from work, well I'm here. Plus you have men at work too. 
Me: oh none of the men can make it this time it is just the women. 
Him: my wife died 6 months ago. I think that is plenty of time to mourn. How about some other time. 
Me: I am married sir. Yes I know I don't have any wedding rings on. See (showing my earlobes and my wrists) I don't wear any jewelry.
 More idle chatter about grown kids and such and then he asks if I have any single friends to set him up with. 
For a brief moment I was scanning my brain for your names ladies. He seems really sweet and he obviously has great taste in women.
 (NOTE TO SELF: GET THOSE DARN WEDDING RINGS RESIZED)

13 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Too funny! You handled the situation well. Reminds me I need to get my wedding ring fixed {chipped diamond}, but I'm definitely not attracting any suitors in the meantime!!

Hope you are having a good weekend and that your get together went well last night.

XO,
Jane

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Good for you! The last guy that asked me out was the clerk as the store was closing, and he just meant -out the door-:@)

vignette design said...

I love it!

Shirley said...

Funny. That happened to me in Walmart about a year ago. This older man, (well probably my age!!), kept following me around showing me good bargains in the food department. He finally told me his wife had died about 2 years before. He asked me if I was married and I told him my husband had died too. He asked me to have coffee there in Walmart but I declined. My daughter told me I should've accepted!

jojo said...

funny and sad too. Poor guy is probably lonely, it's too bad there was no one there who could keep him company for awhile!!

Kathleen said...

As long as he had a stuffy nose, he could go! :)

Sue said...

Crack me up Lucy!!! I always seem to attract weirdos who chat me up totally out of the blue! Must be our sparkling personalities, huh? xo Sue

Jean said...

So funny! Love it.

Beverly @ The Buzz said...

Well, at least you've got a backup in case things don't work out with the hubby.

Deb said...

Awwwww, the old boy sounds lonely. Can you ever imagine that scenario in reverse? A lady telling a man she want's to come to his men-only party?? Hehehe

Joanne said...

Too funny --- quite the brazen guy - good for him. I get hit on all the time over the phone -- I just chuckle when I see how old they are (have to ask their birthdate for registration). Most are younger than my son. Poor darlings when some of them show up in person and see who they were trying to charm.

Ro Magnolia said...

Too funny! Hope it gave you an ego-boost even though you weren't interested in taking him up on the offer! :)

Jo Anne said...

Classic!! LOL

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