THIS IS GETTING RIDICULOUS
“I’m talking to YOU!”
Single girls, PLEASE stay away from married men.
Specifically, MY man.
Do you unnerstand?
There are OTHER fish in the sea.
Those are YOURS.
This tugboat man is MINE.
It happened AGAIN.
However, THIS time hub demonstrated that he’d learned his lesson from the previous incident and didn’t even TRY to tell me I was overreacting.
Remember when we were in Mexico?
And that’s why he’s still breathing and walking around with all his teeth.
Here’s how it happened:
Ya know how I posted My Husband Suffers From Performance Anxiety?
Well, that wasn’t the WHOLE story.
Yes, there were big waves which eluded hub’s expertise – his timing was off, whatev.
I waited ’til he came in for a break so I could walk up to the bathroom.
I didn’t want to leave my camera bag and and all on our blanket, but a girl’s gotta pee, ya know?
I was only gone less than 10 minutes; honest.
Y’all don’t know what my tugboat man looks like, and although he’s beautiful to ME, he’s NO Brad Pitt or Chace Crawford or Ed Westwick (obscure Gossip Girl references). Or even Laird Hamilton, his nemesis. He’s getting better looking as he ages, I must say — like he came with me to a doctor’s appointment and the ladies in the office whispered to me, “He’s gorgeous” — I dunno, it’s hateful the way some guys look BETTER as they get a few wrinkles and gray hair — and we women don’t get similar responses. Oh well, another topic, another post, another day.
Back to the beach…
He’s not even sending off vibes – trust me — he and I are TIGHT.
We’ve been a team for more than twenty years – and no one could tear us apart (INXS reference.)
So, as I’m walking back from the bathroom, I notice that — wait, let me back up and explain that the beach in this particular area is for surfing only and it’s not crowded with families — in fact it wasn’t crowded at all at 10:00 a.m.– there weren’t all that many people there, so it’s not like there was no other place to be…and I see this stupid girl with stupid blonde hair in a stupid teeny weeny bikini plunk her chair down RIGHT next to him – I mean only about two feet away from where my tugboat man was sitting.
And there was no reason at all for it.
And then she swished her stupid blonde hair back and forth just to make sure everyone (and by everyone, I mean tugboat man) noticed her arrival.
She adjusted her stupid bikini top and bottom a few times — unnecessarily, I might add — again OBVIOUSLY to garner the attention of my tugboat man.
For fuck’s sake, girl, could you be a little LESS obvious?
My ire was up.
As I made my way down the steps and across the burning hot sands of the Sahara, I assessed the situation.
Beneift of the doubt?
I DON’T F****ING THINK SO.
I announced my approach by throwing my sandals in her general direction — wanting with all my heart to hit her in her vacant, vapid, empty head — but I curbed that violent impulse and tossed them THIS close (hold up thumb and finger to approximately three inches apart and that’s how close) to hitting her in her left leg, which was a classy move ‘cos it kinda sorta made sand fly, which caused her to look up and see ME.
You should have seen the look on her face.
She had NO idea my tugboat man was not alone.
She was BUSTED.
Stupid girl; she had failed to observe the signals that he was not alone (like his wedding ring) or the girly-type chair.
I picked up my towel and proceeded to shake the sand off of it (yes, in her direction) and sat back down squeezing myself between my tugboat man and this clueless female (hub is looking at me with glee and admiration and even a bit of lust in his eyes — if I may say).
We chatted a bit about his surfing debacle and what he’d like for dinner (always a topic hub loves to engage in) and then, guess what?
Stupid bikini girl picked up her towel and chair and flounced OFF.
Not just to another spot on the beach but up the steps and away!
I looked at him. He looked at me.
I said, “Did that REALLY just happen?”
Hub gave me a high five for my restraint in not hitting her in the head.
He gets it now, he really does…what I mean to say is that he understands now, he comprehends what I’ve been telling him about the predatory female and that I possess the ability to perceive them — to sniff them out, you might say.
I don’t know what it is about my husband that draws females to him.
In general, he doesn’t really even like women — he’s like those people that don’t really like cats but they’re the ones cats jump on and gravitate towards.
Maybe that’s the secret to his appeal; a little disdain. What.Ever.
That’s the story; it made us snicker, ‘cos one of the secrets to our successful marriage is our feeling that we’re a team and we share a passion about absolute and total honesty coupled with the ability to laugh at ourselves.
P.S. And also because Princess Rosebud can go batshit crazy at any moment and her tugboat man knows it.