Path of least resistance
I am sitting at dinner and there is this couple there. I know the woman a bit; nice, intelligent woman, but rather high maintenance and insecure. She is there with her boyfriend of a month, the first since her divorce.
The guy’s an ass. He is pompous, self-serving, and worse … he relates a story about last night, how his girlfriend, well, um, did not have the sexual prowess that he felt she should. And yes, he shared too much. How dare he denigrate his date, ever, but especially in public.
This really pissed me off, but I smiled and kept changing the subject. His date did not seem to really care, but I don’t buy that.
Single Dad, who cares? Isn’t this blog about Pearlsky?
The topic moved to kids, specifically when they start calling and dealing with the opposite sex. Everyone had a story. I had no problem with this, several people knew about Pearlsky and David, it was fine. But I was thinking … what if this puke asks about my kids? He has no clue about them.
I decided I would smile and say I didn’t have kids.
It is the first time I would have ever done that. I think it is because he is the last person on earth (well, probably not) that I would want to explain anything to.
But I feel dirty.
I know that feeling… of being slimed. Hope the feeling washed off quickly.
He wasn’t worth the breath it would have taken to respond to his tacky ass. You are worth a thousand of him.
You need to come up with a pithy response. 😉
I think you could have spun a wild, cockamamie story about your two beauties — the possibilities are endless — and then gone home and taken a long, hot shower. In any case, the situation sucks in all of its variations, and I’m sorry.
Don’t blame yourself, it’s not your fault, his being an arsehole, I wouldn’t like someone like that to talk about my children, no matter how my children are.
(I use to silently read your blog, thanks a lot for writing it)
Path of least resistance is a road I travel on a lot when around the parents of my other two “normal” kids friends….however I do love to give a good zing to an ass every now and then when some one is bitching because their kid doesn’t eat their veggies….a real ten on their shit o meter! I hope your friend realizes the tastelessness of her date and looses him.
Single dad I may not know you…but what I do know is that you are a loving dedicated devoted dad…..don’t feel badly because you sat at dinner down wind from a pile of dung. Spray some Lysol and go on with your head held high!
I change my vote on brown…..to this!
You could have karate chopped him, pulled his heart out of his chest and put it in a doggie bag.