My friend Marianne is not a fan of hunting. I'm not either. She refers here to the dentist who killed the beloved lion last year. And blind dates.
This terrible account of the hunter who killed the lion reminded me of a
blind date I had with a hunter only I didn't know it at the time--years
ago. I didn't want to go, but family and friends pushed for it saying he
seemed like a good match for me. Thirty seconds into meeting him, I knew it
was a mistake, and I suggested a means of mutual escape, but he pushed
on, so I went, thinking it might be okay after all.
We sat down in the
restaurant and began talking. I asked him what he
liked to do for fun. He replied by asking me the same question, so I
told him I loved museums, music, the beach, puzzles of all kinds,
movies, cooking, baking, active in church and at my life's work, family
activities, pretty much anything except sports. His eyes began to glaze
over, so I stopped and asked him the question again. He said he liked to
shoot deer to relax. He said when he was tense he would go shoot deer,
not to eat but just for the thrill of stalking them and killing them. I
was horrified, and we had a "discussion" about hunting.
He noticed I
didn't wear makeup. I told him I didn't like it and I was a natural
person, what you see is what you get. He replied that any woman could
improve her appearance by wearing makeup. I told him that any woman
could improve her Sunday afternoon by not going out with a jerk. He
responded with telling me I was too outspoken.
At that point, the water
boy who was hovering nearby, turned around and approached our table to
fill our water glasses. To my surprise he was one of my kids from the
library. He filled my glass and then accidentally on purpose spilled
water on my date's pants. Furious, he berated the boy who stood there
glaring at him. I told my date it was an accident. He went to the men's
room to dry off, and Billy came over to me and said, "Ms. B, I did
that on purpose. Get out now while you can! This guy's a jerk. He's no
good for you. He did nothing but insult you. Don't you always tell us
not to go with people who do that to us? I think you are pretty just as
you are and you are very interesting, too. Leave before he gets back!"
told Billy I had it under control. I paid for my own meal, the jerk
drove me back to my car, I went home, showered to get the stink of that
experience off me and bought a piece of gold jewelry!
I think hunting
and killing for sport should be outlawed! So should blind dates! LOL
Love my library kids!