Monday, February 25, 2013

Modern Dating


Photo borrowed from here:  http://www.bengay.com/bengay-greaseless-pain-relieving-cream
 Those of you who know me IRL are aware that I am single.  You are also aware that there really isn't much out there in Singleville from which to choose...especially when one lives in a VERY rural area, and one's job involves linking senior citizens with community services, providing exactly ZERO chance of meeting someone who is single, has a job, and doesn't need a ride to the orthopaedist.

Combine those elements with the fact that I really don't enjoy the whole bar scene, and prefer to eat out at 5:00 p.m. so I can get home before dark, and you have a recipe for living the rest of my freaking life alone!! 

Just when you (meaning ME) and your (meaning MY) single friends begin to try to convince yourselves that there really IS someone out there who is just right for you, and that happiness is just a unicorn and a pound of glitter away, life steps in with yet another reminder that it's all really one big lesson...

Today, at work, an 83 year old resident came to my office.  He brought me a small paperback Farmer's Almanac cookbook...which was very thoughtful.  He then proceeded to ask me out to dinner.  Seriously?  Is this what I have to look forward to?  Am I destined, at 46, to be responsible for false teeth removal and daily Ben Gay application?  I really thought I would be able to shirk THOSE duties for at least a few more years.  And PLEASE don't get me started on ADL assistance...especially the whole toileting issue.  I don't mind feeding you pablum, but I would prefer that you be able to wipe your own butt.  At least on the first date.  Is that too much to ask?

The lesson?  Set the bar low.  You won't ever be disappointed.  

Delivah me!  



7 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh my....you are surrounded by older....I mean wiser people. :) Crossing my fingers that your unicorn will show up soon.
XO

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

83 is the new 45.

Where did he want to take you, Golden Corral, Shoney's or Picadilly Cafeteria?

Daryl said...

you could always double date with CBW's parents .. they seem to have a very exciting life ...

you need to come up here and visit

The Incredible Woody said...

Find a rich one! Closer to being single and set for life!!

Mental P Mama said...

Wait. I have questions now...and what about the dude that owns that big, empty house on the corner? I still fantasize about him. And living in that house. By the way, 83 could be the new 40. You never know. xoxo

Meg McCormick said...

So maybe dinner is, sometimes, just dinner? Old guys like the early bird timeframe too! think about it.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Bwhaaaa! Golden Girl! xoxo