A few years ago, The Captain and I were discussing our current state of financial distress.
There was something he needed and we didn’t have the extra money at the time.
Trying to figure out a way to come up with the needed funds, I jokingly suggested that I stand on a street corner.
His response floored me.
He simply said, “No one would pick you up.”
My chin hit the floor.
Surely I had heard him wrong.
“”WHAT, did you just say”, I asked.
I’m thinking, “No he didn’t!”
“He didn’t just say that!”
“To my face even!”
There’s an old saying, “Marry an ugly woman and she’ll never leave. Cause no one will want her.”
And that is the first thing that ran through my head after the instantaneous shock wore off.
I’m thinking, “I’m no beauty queen, but I ain’t ugly neither!!!”
I know I’m not the best looking thing in town, but c’mon, looks are not exactly what a man is looking for when he picks up a corner stander. Right?
Talk about a blow to one’s self esteem.
He just stood there looking at me with the best poker face he’s ever produced.
He then finishes his sentence, “No one will pick you up with me standing right behind you!”
He got a little more than a love tap for that one.
And I give him he** for it every chance I get!
I’m sure he’s regretted making that wise crack on more than one occasion.