I am writing a short post to let you know that I will be going on vacation up in
Sunny Cleveland! I enjoy Lake Erie, my Mom’s company and my brothers and
sister in law, who all fit in visits or invitations for me to accompany them to a
meal out. This means that I may get a chance to use the public computer that
is located in the Pub. I can listen to the sound of men playing poker, women who
gather in the a.m. to do “Wi” exercises or possibly have to wait for the entire
week for the woman who is addicted to “Candy Crush” and “Farm Hero Saga”
I have a funny and interesting ‘library intrigue’ that you may be curious to know
about! My good coworker friends and happily married girlfriends are always
probing for any little morsels of ‘single-dom’ that I may share with them.
This one almost ‘takes the cake’ for winners! A woman who I met in AAUW, was
my editor of my (I was President) monthly newsletter and became a close friend
since 1993, got divorced in 2009. Her husband is always waving and looking
at me at the library. I smile and nod, being cordial and polite. I would never look
twice at him, “Joe’s” not my ‘type’ at all!
Last Thursday, as I was hurrying out of the library, to pack up and get ready to leave
after work on Friday for my super wedding extravaganza weekend, “Joe” handed me
Now, if you have ‘followed’ me for awhile, I have received offers for many things, in
the months that have passed since my youngest daughter ‘left me’ to live in Columbus
with her laptop! I have had an invitation to go out for a “fast food dinner,” followed
within an hour of the invitation, by a wife standing behind him, her hands on his
shoulders, saying, “Are you ready to go now, dear!” Really! The ‘nerve’ of some people!
He must have meant very fast food!)
I got invited t join a nearly homeless man at Open Mic night at Roop’s. I still talk to
this man, Chad.
I had received a longer letter from someone named “Roger,” who had explained why
he was probably not the ‘right man’ for me, saying he had run one of the bowling
alleys here in town, had moved to Florida and was interested in taking me out to
eat using a gift card that he had received from his daughter in the mail that week.
(I forget, was it Father’s Day? a holiday?)
I was offered a Pupperoni (yes! for dogs!) stick which the man meant to be handing
me a Slim Jim! and other silly antics that somehow I provoke out of men!
This one, though, took me by surprise.
I went out to the car and opened Joe’s note that was carefully folded in two. It held
a short but neatly written note, asking if I would find a “different venue” for continuing
a conversation, choosing a place where I would feel comfortable and the last line
shocked me a bit!
It said, “And if you are feeling frisky, it can be at your house or mine.” It was signed
with husband of my good friend, who moved first to Dublin, Ohio while divorcing her
“Joe.” Then, when her son graduated from college, she moved out to Sacramento.
Now, she has chosen to live in Las Vegas, where her son got transferred.
Of course, I know lots of sordid details of their marriage, none of them appealing to
me, in the least!
Now, if it had been the ‘randy’ firefighter who had showed his hose, demonstrating
his prowess to over 50 lovers all across town, various professions, including a female
gynecologist. If it had been my acquaintance’s ex-husband, Jerry, I may have said,
“If you have your shots records, plenty of condoms and a plan to ‘wine and dine’ me,
Maybe I will go with you!” (Sorry, acquaintance who is a distant ‘friend’ since I don’t
feel I owe you anything, in the way of manners!) Additional information: Just kidding!
I am meeting a mutual friend of this couple, “Joe” and his ex, tonight for a coffee and
dessert. I may show her the note, since it is hardly of much interest to my children or
other family members. Someone needs to give me an opinion. I am ‘torn’ whether or
not to let my long distance close friend know about the note. Maybe she will laugh?
Maybe it is still a sore subject? My friend, Jenny, will let me know and I bet it will
be advice to:
“Keep your mouth shut, Robin!”
Talk to you soon, hope you have a grand and exciting week!
I will have some moments where I will try to sneak onto that one computer at
Mom’s Senior Living Apartments!
Happy Fourth of July, too!