conversations with men…

I was at the market a few evenings ago, with my foxing in tow. She waited her turn at the deli counter while I picked thru mounds of eggplant for the perfect specimen. Walking past the mushrooms, I noticed the unusual variety and said “Ooh, look at all of these beauties” and proceeded to pick up a handful to sniff. I guy to my right said “Oh, you like mushrooms, huh ?” to which I replied “My husband loves them.”

“Oh, you’re married?”, surreptitious glance at ring finger…


“That wasn’t a trick question…”


“Let me put it this way, do you HAVE a husband?”

“I do, I mean I did…”

“Which is it?”


“Do you want to go out for a coffee with me and explain ?”

“I have to go get my daughter from the deli section…”

“Is that where you usually keep her ?”

With as much dignity as I could muster, I smiled and walked over to the meat counter, where she was humming to herself and swinging the turkey around like a lasso. I told her that a cute guy just talked to me, and I think he thought I was crazy. “All the best ones are” said she. =) As we were ringing up our purchases, I watched Mr. Inquisitive walk slowly past us and give me a little wave. I am too old for this.


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