A replay of a recent conversation...
Her- You won’t believe what happened to me at the grocery store today!
Me- Do tell….
Her- I got asked out by a younger guy.
Me- Details please…
Her- I was standing in the tissue/toilet paper aisle…trying to make a purchasing decision, and I casually make a comment about all of the choices and this young guy responds back to me and actually laughs at my comment.
Me- Ok- tell me exactly what you said and what he said.
Her- I think I said something like who knew tissues could have so many options, with aloe, with moisturizer, blah, blah, blah…and he laughed and agreed with my observations.
Me- And then…….?
Her- Well, we shared a laugh and then he just said, “hey- I’m having this casual dinner thing at my house and I wonder if you’d like to come.”
Me-What?!! Like right out of the gate he pops this question?
Her- I know , right?!
Me- Well- what did you say?
Her- I was so surprised- I just said “Oh-well, I think I’m old enough to be your mother…”
Me- WHAT!!! You never lead with your age!
Her- I was so taken back- I thought he was making fun of me.
Me- WHAT!?! He asks you over to his house for a dinner and you think he’s making fun of you?
Her- I know…but he looked so young and he had multiple tattoos and multiple piercings….
Her- Well, I thought because he was young and had that edgy look- he was making fun of me…
Me- First –back to my original statement- NEVER lead with your age….Second- just because he had that edgy look- doesn’t mean he’s making fun of you , especially when he asks you over to his house for a casual dinner…third- what happened after you said you were old enough to be his mother?
Her- Well- I think he said something like – ok- but because I was so taken back- I grabbed my tissues and left with my cart.
Me- Ok- Let’s reconstruct what happened, because when you tell this story to your husband, we want to make sure you come out looking good.
Her- But, I’m not interested in other men…
Me- Of course you’re not, that’s not the point. It’s the fact that you my friend, caught the eye of a younger guy- he acted on it- That officially makes you a COUGAR….it doesn’t hurt the husband to know that he has a cougar in the house. It’s like a raise in your stock price.
Her- Oh- good point…
ONE WEEK LATER
Her- Oh my gosh, you’ll never believe what happened today!
Her- I ran into the younger guy from the grocery store….
Her-I was at the grocery again and turned down an aisle and I see him-
Her- He works there, he was stocking the shelves….(laughter)
Me- Oh my gosh…(more laughter)
Her- I know…
Me- That kind of makes the story more interesting…I mean does this mean he’s a Cougar hunter, and the he’s working where he has the best chance to land some prey?
Her- I know…(more laughter)
Me- So what did you do?
Her- I held my head high…. And quickly, turned down a different aisle.
Me-Well, played my friend, well, played….