A few weeks ago my son called me to tell me that he got in trouble for saying the word dick at work. Said he was using the word to describe a lovely customer that he was dealing with. Unfortunately he was using a headset and his boss heard him. His boss then came up to him and asked him if he just said the “D” word. Adam of course admitted to using it and then got reprimanded. Afterward he said he was talking to a co-worker about it and they started laughing because his boss couldn’t even bring himself to say the dreaded “D” word. Guess he’s kind of religious and doesn’t swear much. He and the co-worker were saying maybe he shouldn’t be such a “P” word. They of course started laughing hysterically. As he was relaying this story to me I laughed too. I think it’s funny when my kids say funny things and act obnoxious. Roger Darling got kind of pissy about it, but I told him to just lighten up. It’s not like he said the word fuck in the middle of church or something.
Fast forward a couple of weeks later and I’m at my second job beautifying cute doggies. Roger came in to say hi after he bought some Blue Buffalo dog food for our Wonder Schnauzers. We caught each other up on the events of our day. After about five minutes he was ready to head home and he left the salon. All of a sudden I burst out of the salon door and yelled across the parking lot, “Hey, do you want to see my boobs!!??” He just looks at me like I’d lost my mind. The store is in a strip mall so there’s people everywhere. And of course they’re all looking at me. I just smiled and waited for his reply. He yelled back, “You know you’re the reason our kids act the way they do. And the reason that your son got in trouble at work!” I said, “Of course I am, and I couldn’t be more proud!” He smiled back and said, “I’ll see you and your boobs when you get home from work.” I laughed like a dork and even did a pig snort. I then headed back into the salon and got back to work.
A few minutes later my phone buzzed with a new text. It was from Rog. All it said was I love you, you know. I got all sappy and weepy and texted back to him that I loved him too…..