Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wild Pigs in Clothes

In the past two weeks, I've had an odd experience.

Turns out people don't know I have a daughter.

Yesterday, at my kids' school, I was chatting with a woman I've known for all of two weeks. I complimented her daughter's outfit.

She said, "Oh, you know how you go into a store and go a little crazy and buy everything that matches?"

I said, "Yes, I used to do that with my daughter. That doesn't happen anymore. Now it's 'Mom, buy me skinny jeans.' and 'Isn't this shirt CUTE?' while she throws it over my arm and goes looking for more."

"I'm sorry, did you say 'daughter'?" She says this as though I have just mentioned that I have a wild pig that I used to dress in matching clothes, but now insists that I buy it skinny jeans.


"Daugh - ter?"


"How did I not know you have a daughter?"

"Well, um. She's not usually with me. She's usually in school when I see you." Except for that time when we met at the Hard Rock and I had Tigger and her friend as well as all my boys. But I'm sure you didn't notice her then. She didn't look at all like a wild pig.

"How did I not know you have a daughter?"

"Um, I don't know." But it's not as though we've been married for two years. I met you TWO WEEKS ago.

"Does she go to school here?"

"Yes. Down that hall right there."

"How did I not know you had a daughter?"

I shrugged.

(This was WAY funnier in my head.)


  1. Lol. I mean, how on earth could she not know you have a daughter? That's really SO weird! :P
    People are so strange sometimes. :)


  2. You mean she didn't know you had a daughter? How could she not know you have a daughter? How? HOW??
    Damn I think I woulda slapped her :)

  3. My feet were soooo tired from stomping, so I'm gald you're back. Now I can sit down and smile at my monitor. You're not at all out of funny--and if you are, who cares? I don't just like your funny.

    Crap, I'm glad you're back.

  4. At least she didn't mistaken your daughter for a son. My mom thinks I should have been a boy.

  5. Hehehehe!!! Now I don't feel so bad. A coworker just went out on maternity leave, and I didn't even realize she was pregnant. And she's a little pipsqueak of a thing - she isn't, um, of the body type where pregnancy might not be, uh, readily obvious. I'm just an idiot. *grin*

  6. Visiting from Marinka's via a comment you left on a post a year ago. So you may be going through a dry spell (although I thought this was funny), but your funny clearly has a long shelf life!

  7. What other secrets are you hiding from people around you, you mysterious woman?

  8. She expects to know everything about you in just two weeks????????


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