continued: I saw the glint she gets in her eyes when she thinks there’s a bar within reach.
– II –
“What are you looking at?” I asked.
“Why don’t we go to the lodge so I can warm up by the fire and have a brandy?”
I shrugged my shoulders. “Why not? Maybe we could have a steak afterward.” But, she said the food at the lodge was lousy.
Then I thought, won’t she be surprised when she discovers they don’t have a fire place at that lodge? It’s one of the worst lodges in town! And it’s not that big of a town!
Then I thought, “Oh, oh.” when I remembered it was Sunday!
I was pretty sure they weren’t serving liquor on Sunday!
Boy was she mad!
That was about the funniest thing that happened all day! You should have seen the look on her face! It was pure irony!
Later, that evening around nine thirty ..…
We got home around nine thirty.
She was angry and wouldn’t speak to me.
“You knew all along didn’t you!” she said.
“Well kind of. But i was hoping.”
Finally I said, “Well, you know how it is!”
But she still didn’t believe me!
She walked away in a huff to take her evening bath but, the pilot light for the hot water heater had blown out and we didn’t have any God forsaken matches! The ones we had were wet!!
Then she got sick!
I thought at first she might be pregnant!
I asked her but as soon as the words spilled out of my mouth I realized we hadn’t had sex in over a year!
She cried after that.
“I wasn’t going to tell you,” she said in between sobs and retching, “But, I’m pregnant with Dick’s baby!”
“What a relief,” I thought! “I’d been wanting to break up with her for almost five years!”
“That son of a bitch Dick had actuality done me a favor!”