A recent conversation with a friend of mine brought to mind something I had read a long time ago – a little essay, The Difference between Men and Women , written by a very funny man by the name of Dave Barry. It tells the story of a man and woman driving home from a date, and the things that go on in their minds – and just how different men and women really are. If you have a minute, read it!
Thinking about that, reminded me of my own “fun” days of dating. Yes, it wasn’t all bad, but, boy, there were some particular memorable ones. Back at that time, several of my friends and I were all in the same boat – the “dating” boat, that is, and we would report to each other on a daily basis of our escapades.
Let’s see, there was the guy who sneezed while we were eating in a restaurant, and snot flew out of his nose and landed all across the table – not to mention on my plate. He was the same gem who then went on to accidentally spill some food on his pants, and proceeded to throw a fit and ask the waitress to bring him some selzer so he could spend the next 10 minutes trying to scrub the stain out. Charming!
My friend K went on a date, only to have the main topic of discussion be how this guy had a huge boil and eventually had to have it lanced. Then there are the others – the ones who aren’t individually memorable, but just kind of merge into one “date” nightmare – the ones who talk the whole time about an ex-girlfriend (or worse yet, start crying), or who are 35 years old and still live at home – yes, Mom still does the laundry. Then there are the ones who, immediately after sitting down to have dinner, go on a long tirade about why they will never get married or have kids. And, one of my personal favorites, the ones who talk the whole time about their exercise program (which you should really go on) and how their personal goal is to have 50 in. biceps!
Have I mentioned I love my husband?
Oh, and by the way, I’ll have some new designs in my Etsy shoppe by the end of the week!