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A WIFE FOR THE NIGHT
Some people live a little closer to the edge than I do and maybe have just a little bit more fun. I am not an overly cautious person, but Paula definitely had more moxie than I, especially the current version of "I".
Paula came to work at our exit on the turnpike in Florida as a toll collector. She was a young divorcee, attractive and a tad on the tough side. She was a bit of a wild child.
Now all of us , even the semi-retired old ladies like me, were flirted with daily. Regular customers like truckers, business men, traveling salesmen were often playful in our brief interactions.
We were sort of a monotony break for the travelers. Sometime when traffic was slow, a few pursued us more seriously. It was generally fun and harmless. I enjoyed the gray haired set.
Paula was popular on my shift. Usually she flirted openly but rarely followed through. One slow night, a really handsome young fellow in a yellow Corvette came through and after a brief flirt, told Paula that he was looking for a "wife for the night" and wanted her to meet him at the service plaza after her shift ended in about half an hour for a meal and "what ever".
We had to admit that this was a unique pick up line that purely laid out his intentions. We were surprised when Paula decided to meet him for dinner. We tried to caution her by saying she knew nothing about the fellow and reminding her that even serial killer Ted Bundy was a good looking, harmless looking lad.
|Ted Bundy. Sadly I would have trusted that face.|
Regardless, after shift, she took off down the turnpike. I was a bit concerned but she swore she would be OK. I tried to remember I was young once and the plaza was a crowded place.
The next day, I was relieved to see Paula arrive for work. I couldn't wait to hear how her "date" went.
She got the giggles and told me she gave him exactly what he had asked for. They had dinner and coffee and the whole time, she critiqued his table manners, lack of ambition, speech and even his clothes.
|No idea of origin. It came to me in an email and I have been waiting for a chance to use it.|
He wanted a wife so she made sure he got the worst kind of one. She nagged for the whole meal then started complaining of a phantom headache. He quickly baled. Paula had a great fun and enjoyed a full belly.
That was not at all the kind of "wife" the young fellow was looking for and I am sure he did some work on that pick up line.
Sums up the old precaution, "be careful what you ask for".
WHEN MY WISH WENT AWRY
One day long ago, my boss and I were taking a co-worker home who was really sick and should never have tried to come to work. He drove her in his car and I drove hers.
As I was handling her germy steering wheel, I was a bit envious of her getting the time off--even though she was sick. I had over partied the night before and thought of propping up on the couch surrounded by pillows, sipping Gator Aid and watching soap operas on TV sounded pretty good. I silently wished for such a nice restful day.
Low and behold, by the next day, both my boss and I were proud owners of her disgusting "green death" type of flu. It was horrid. Lesson learned about not thinking out what I wished for.
Have you ever regrettably gotten exactly what you wished for?