April 29, 2014
CATS! THE DATING GAME!
Sister: "I'm going to lunch today to meet Camille's new friend. Actually, I think Camille casually invited him to join us for lunch since she and I had already planned a day of shopping and meeting at Jackson's for a relaxing lunch.
Me: "Well! That should be interesting. Are you going to feel like a third wheel? I mean, she really has only known him a few weeks and they are in the early stages of getting to know each other."
Sister: "I can't say I'm actually looking forward to it. I have never met him and I don't know what her feelings are about him yet. You know "dating" in your seventies takes on a whole new meaning!"
Me: laughing hysterically........." Whoa baby, I cannot even imagine! But hey, good for them. It's companionship probably.....going to the symphony, out to dinner or the movies.....since they met at church, it's a good place to start, don't you think?"
Sister: "I suppose so. I won't really know what to talk about. Should I just sit there and keep quiet and let them just talk to each other? I would feel so silly just keeping quiet and not joining in the conversation!"
Me: "Relax....just see how it goes. But.......DO NOT give this guy the third degree. You do that when you get nervous! You're not dating him, Camille is. So give them a chance to get to know each other and don't grill him about his politics, his religious beliefs, his family dynamics, etc......that's all very personal. You will scare him away and he'll walk away thinking you're a nut job!"
Sister: "Well, do you think it's OK if I find out if he likes cats?"
Me: "Oh, absolutely!!! That would be my number one question! Call me and let me know if he passed the test! If he answers NO.....we know he's chicken dinner and can ease on down the road!"
People I have loved........and no wonder!
MUST LOVE CATS!
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Dame Maggie Smith
Elvis...Be Still My Heart
Have a Great Week!