Thursday, January 9, 2003

What are people THINKING???

I ran into an aquaintance at the grocery store today. This lady, Sharon, is the mother of one of Shelby's friends from dance, and we had chatted casually over the years, but I would not consider her a close friend at all.

Sharon has recently been divorced, so I guess she thinks that gives us something in common. In common... as in "we have no husband, so we must be man hungry!")

Anyway, she greeted me, we exchanged a couple of pleasantries, then she slyly elbowed me in the side and says "Well, ya DATING yet???" I was so shocked, I couldn't think of an answer at first!

Finally after a moment, I held up my left hand and I said "I'm still wearing my wedding rings. I think that any guy who would come up to a woman who is wearing a wedding ring, and ask her for a date is not the type I want to be going out with."

Later on my way home, I began thinking about what she had said. The thought of dating had never really occured to me up until now. I guess technically there is nothing to stop me.

I suppose it's not so much the dating that scares me, it is intimacy. I wouldn't mind a movie, dinner, conversation with an intellgent man near my age... but I will take a handshake instead of a kiss, thanks!

Anything that seems remotely intimate would probably send me running!

I don't think that would be fair to a man who is looking for a relationship.

On the other hand, maybe there is somebody out there who would be interested in just a companionship/ friendship kind of thing?

Hmmmm... food for thought...

But still, she offended me!