Cool or Creepy?

Friend: I saw your powertool ex-husband at [Boston restaurant] the other night.

Dorothy: I know you're telling me this for a reason.

Friend: He introduced me to his "fiancé."

Dorothy: And?

Friend: AND: she looked a whole lot like you, but not as pretty.

Dorothy: (thinking)

Friend: Hello? Did you hear what I said?

Dorothy: Yeah. I think that kind of freaks me out.

Friend: I think it's awesome. Maybe he's been pining over you for all these years.

Dorothy: That's even worse!

Friend: Really? You don't even have a little secret joy?

Dorothy: Okay. Maybe a little. But it's more ick than joy.

But I can't deny the little joy. I'm such a ridiculous child sometimes.


hannahjustbreathe said...

I think everyone would feel some secret shred of joy in hearing this kind of news. You are not a child; just human.


Dorothy said...

I'm still more creeped out than anything, but I'm glad to know that I'm not alone in the bit of delight that accompanied it.