I have a GREAT story for you. This is not my story, but I have permission to tell it. And when I heard it, I knew you would love it. Are you ready? Okay!
My Auntie B is one of my best friends. She is only a few years older than I, so really not old enough to be my aunt. She is married to my hot uncle... We'll call him Hot Uncle. I know, gross. I mean he's not gross, he's hot! But gross for me to think my uncle is hot. Never fear, he's not a blood relative. He's just a guy, who happens to be in my family, and is hot. I know, weird. But hey, dysfunctional is in.
So anyhoo, Auntie B is GORGEOUS. Stunning. A former Miss (insert state here). She happens to own her own successful dance studio here in our state. And Hot Uncle owns his own business as well. The two of them were at a networking function, talking to other business owners, trying to promote their businesses, that sort of thing. Everyone was broken off into smaller groups talking and getting to know one another.
So this couple starts talking to Auntie B. We'll call them Friendly and Mrs. Friendly. They start off with some small talk about their own business, then ask if she came alone. Auntie B told them no, she came with her husband. Now Auntie B is one of those people that sees the best in everyone. She roots for the underdog, rescues stray animals, etc. She would give you the Pradas off her feet. Are you following me? And she's totally unaware of how chic and amazing she is. So she's kind of oblivious when someone is coming on to her. Including her 18 year old son's friends. But that's a story for another blog post.
So Friendly is being, well, um, friendly, and asking questions about Hot Uncle's business. He asks her where Hot Uncle is and Auntie points across the room to where Hot Uncle is mingling with a small group of men. Friendly and Mrs. Friendly follow her pointed finger and then turn and look at each other and smile. Mrs. Friendly nods. Friendly then says something about how nice it is she supports her husband and comes to functions like this with him. She tells him she is there to promote her own business as well. He seems surprised and asks her what kind of business she has.
She says "I own my own dance studio."
He says "Oh....." He and Mrs. Friendly exchange looks. Mrs. Friendly raises her eyebrows and smiles big. Auntie B is thinking "Oh good, they must have a daughter and are looking for a good place to put her in dance."
Friendly leans in closer to her. He looks around and then says quietly "Do you guys swing?" Mrs. Friendly leans in anxiously to hear her answer....
"No, I'm sorry," Auntie B says shaking her head with disappointment. "I only teach tap, jazz and ballet."
Have a great weekend Internets!