That was a first

This morning Barb and I did some errands together. One of these was for me to get a dress shirt for a party we are attending tonight. While out I got a call from a friend with a well deserved nickname of “Brazen E.” which went something like the following. It was a real “first” for me.

Joe: Hello E.

E: Hi! What are you doing? Are you with your family in Idaho?

J: No. I got back last night. I’m in a dressing room at J.C. Penney’s. What about you?

E: We had a nice Christmas. I’m in a room with my daughter and can’t say a whole lot but I’m feeling pretty hormonal. I got permission from my husband and you are the first person I thought of.

J: Ahhh… Oh! So you are looking for some “benefits” from a friend?

E: Exactly! So, are you available?

J: Uhhh… [How do you say, “No” to someone who has the courage to ask for, and gets, permission from their husband to come play with you for a few hours?]

I’ll talk to Barb about it but we are pretty busy today and we are going to a party tonight. Maybe you could find someone at the party tonight. Would you like to go with us?

E: No. I don’t think so. Let me know if you change your mind.

J: I’m pretty sure it’s not going to work out. If you have another opportunity you should take it rather than waiting for me to call back.

E: Yeah. I already tried one, but he said he would rather sleep.

J: That was your husband?

E: Yes.

J: I see. Okay. Well good luck finding someone!

As I expected Barb did not think it was a good use of my time this afternoon.


7 thoughts on “That was a first

  1. Some folks are into that sort of thing. I used to be friends with a married couple who were swingers. They invited me along for the ride as it were, but the thought was just weird. They’re my friends, not my FWBs. They didn’t make it. Swingers, but she screwed around without him knowing. He did the same. Whodathunkit?

    • I don’t have your number.

      And she only had a few hours. Her daughter is only about three years old and she didn’t want to leave her husband to take care of her for long while she was out playing around.

  2. Missed the boat, Joe. Shoulda asked Barb how she would have handled that call. Her answer might have been VERY instructive…

      • In such a case, always default to “No thank you”. Caution is the better part of valor. Esp when you have a good’un already!

  3. “Brazen E” is someone who needs to be moved to your ignore list unless
    you REALLY like drama and headaches….and perhaps a trip through the
    family court system. I have NEVER in all my years….and I ain’t no spring chicken….heard of any situation like this that turned out roses. They ALL
    turn to roadapples sooner or later, usually sooner.

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