A Night At the Lodge
It was a cold night!
I mean, it was cold as hell!
It felt like there was ice between my jacket and my shirt!
She had that mink thing on but it only covered her neck!
We stood outside waiting for about a half hour! Finally I said, ‘’Where in the hell are Dick and Jeannie?“
She got that quizzical look on her face!
“UH-OH,”I thought. “Here comes another one of her zingers!”
“I’m freezing my tukkus off!” she exclaimed. “You told me it wouldn’t be that cold!”
I knew I had done no such thing. So i said, “I did no such thing!’’
So she says, “Well, that’s what I’m talking about!!”
She was so angry she spit the words right out out of her mouth!
I told her I wasn’t really trying to be rude which didn’t seem to satisfy her at all so i said it again, hoping she’d understand!
But she didn’t.
She got mad as hell!
Then she became contrite. She said she was sorry she was so mean. “You weren’t really being rude!” she said. “But i still think it’s your fault!”
Then she said, “Truth of the matter is, I wasn’t paying attention to a word you said!”
“I had other things on my mind!”
I didn’t want to be rude. So I took the blame.
“I’m sorry,” I said. “If I would have known.” Pause. “I thought Dick and Jeannie were going to meet us here anyway!”
“Dick and Jeannie! Fer christ’s sake they’re the last people I want to see on a night like this!” Pause. “I hate that Dick … !!” she said. “He’s so goddamn irresponsible!”
I noticed she was looking over my shoulder at the bright lights of the lodge.
I saw the glint she gets in her eyes when she thinks there’s a bar within reach.
“What are you looking at?” i asked. continued.