I was heading home, had driven for some time, the season over, and feeling a little - knowing that I wasn’t going to get a call back.
I was in a tavern all by myself having supper at the bar, watching TV on a small portable that hung from the ceiling, when in walks an older gentleman that looked down and rejected.
There weren’t many people in the place so I struck up a conversation with the old man. I asked him how come the sad look - which the old man replied that he just lost his wife.
Just then I felt really bad for the old guy - and here I was feeling sorry for myself. But I had a beautiful lady waiting for me, a good home, about nine more hours of driving and that was that.
So, I offered to buy the man a beer, which he accepted, then another, then another. Now I’ve seen my fair share of camels in my time, but this old guy took the cake. Finally I said I had to go and wished the old man the best and expressed my sympathies - all of which got me the strangest look. When I asked the old man … “what’s the looks for?” he asked me what the dickens was I talking about?
I said ,” didn’t you just say you just lost your wife?’
The old guy shook his head then pointed to the large shopping mall across the street. He then remarked that every time they go shopping in that place, it doesn’t take more than twenty minutes for him to lose her! So, he crosses the street, sits at this little hole in the wall bar, and waits for her to come over and get him.
From that point on - I go into a bar, I mind my own business! :eek: