Monday, August 18, 2008

An open letter... the guy I yelled at while running this morning:

Um ... sorry.

But here's the deal. You looked exactly like my husband.

And when I yelled at you in Swedish, you acted like my husband does whenever I mangle his language.

And when I threw my arms in the air as if to say "What the fuck are you doing?" you responded like my husband, and threw up your arms as well.

And when I chased you, thinking, "Yeah, you'd better run, buddy" you outpaced me, just as my husband would.

Just to clarify, I don't really want you to be at my house watching my toddler while I go for my morning run. I have my husband for that. 


But next time, wear something to distinguish yourself from the man I've known for fifteen years, and don't respond to my Swenglish.

And you're welcome for the added kick to your workout.


Julie K Wpg said...

Dude, you're funny. That's the best story I've heard all day :)

Susan Adrian said...


You always manage to make me laugh.

(recalling a certain "locate the phone" incident...and laughing again...)

Linda said...

ROF,L! Dude, I _so_ want to hear you mangling Swedish. (Huh. Though your mangling is probably better than mine -- it's been so darned long since I've spoken it.) Anyway, you probably made that guy's day. {g}


Vicki Pettersson said...

Jules - Well, cheer up. The day is young yet. {G}

Suze - Aw, man. I'd just managed to forget the phone incident.

Linder - Um, I don't think so. He really took off. I must have looked like a crazy woman.

How ARE my KWC girls, anyway?

Susan Adrian said...

All of us seem to be head-down writing or revising lately.

Just like you. Huh.

Tara Parker said...

Thanks for the tea all over my keyboard! LOL

How IS that toddler, by the way??

Mine has digressed and seems to have forgotten all of the English language but the words "NO" and "MINE". (g)

Julie K said...

Me not so much writing. But thinking, thinking about the story. We'll see what comes of it.

But am now packing - we're movig one floor up - and so writing is on hold so I can moves the stuff.

Yikes, what was I thinking when I had this bright idea, anyways!

Chandra Rooney said...

It was awfully tricky of your husband to impersonate someone else, then race home like The Flash so you wouldn't know it was actually him. *g*

Rachel Vincent said...


Sassee B said...

LOL! Poor guy. That would have been a good one to record and stick on YouTube though... ;)

Jocelynn said...

Brilliant! Thanks for the laugh. I needed it. Deep in writing territory -- deadline looming.

Vampyre said...

Showgirl, you are too funny. I cant imagine yo so scarey that anyone would run from you.

Anonymous said...

That hilarious! But what the heck was wrong with that guy? What red-blooded man runs FROM a gorgeous woman?