Wednesday, October 04, 2006
She answered my personal ad...we decided to meet for lunch (after having spoken on the phone very briefly)...lunch consists of the usual stuff, what do you do, where do you come from, etc...turns out she is a teacher on leave, she spent the summer biking across canada, climbed a mountain, rafted the colorado, traveled across europe...wow, taking a year off to do all the things she wanted to do before she got too old, she is 38, I am 44...of course I had little of that sort to serve up, but I did my best to cover my end...building my business, investing in a few things, kinda boring when you consider...and then, maybe half way through burgers she looks me square in the eye and asks, "so are you ready to have children"..."children?" I say..."yes, are you ready to have children, I'm 38 and I want to get started on a family immediately"...jokingly I said, "can it wait till after lunch"...to which she replied in a rather serious tone, "no problem, my place is about two blocks from here, we can start then"..."I was joking," I said, to which she replied, "I wasn't"..."huh?"...stunned I stumbled for a minute and just had to say children were not really something on my agenda and probably wouldn't be soon, if at all...to which she got up (remember we are still in the middle of lunch, burgers half eaten, drinks half drunk), grabbed her coat and walked out without saying another word...
Posted by 36Business at 4:41 PM