About a week ago I made mention that my life has been a little hectic and drifting from my normal routine. If you haven't head over and read "How To Get Back On Track When The Unexpected Happens". Knowing that I am not the only one the experiences things like this. I decided to share my tricks on how to battle such a scenario. One of the things I mentioned that might help was to spend alone time with the loved ones in your life. This will help you Give and Get some one on one attention. It will not only remind them that you love them, but it will also help you to see that things will settle back down. Today I thought I would share how my daughter and I chose to spend our alone time together.
We both truly Love Supporting Independent Retailers. So we thought that it would be the perfect idea to visit our local shops and spend some time together. One of our favorites is Red's Boutique it is located just a door or so down from our own. We love Our downtown area in Oak Harbor. This was the perfect way to spend some good quality time together.
Our day out was going smoothly. We chatted, shopped, and explored, but when it came time for lunch that's when things took a turn for the hilarious.
The independent restaurant that we chose to enjoy lunch at. Has a cozy and intimate set up. Meaning that the table are placed relatively very close to each other. After a few minutes the table directly behind us was occupied by an older woman and man.
I was not intentionally ease dropping on their conversation. However when the man wanted to make something very clear. He would raise his voice and make sure to annunciate. This mixed with the close proximity we found ourselves in. I could hear clearly what he was saying. The fist statement I heard was, "If you marry me you will get an extra $1,000 dollars a month in retirement". I couldn't help, but laugh!
Is that really a selling point when you get older? Is that how you convince someone to marry you? I couldn't stop myself from thinking WTF. Judging by the uninterested look my lunch companion had. I knew that she did not hear what the man had said to the woman. So I did the most polite thing I could think of and texted my daughter. That alone is laughable. We are literally having a secret conversation while sitting directly across from each other. Just when we thought this strange chance for some laughter was over. The man then begins a sentence with the statement, "Based off of your spending habits". I couldn't help, but come to a complete stop in thought and actually process what this man had said to the women he was having lunch with. In all I could not believe that I was over hearing such a conversation. Never have I ever heard a man propose a marriage to a another in this manner nor have I ever heard someone use money as a pro to being with them. This was a new and interesting experience for me. One that was baffling and that provided a little laughter.
As Our Lunch Came To An End
As we exited the restaurant we busted out into laughter. I have been happily married for 25 years so common protocol for how to date eludes me. From curiosity and intrigue we came up with ideas to write about how to tell how old you are while your dating.
Here is our fun little list.
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