She could be a contender, I tell ya’!!


If Linda chose to, she could write a very entertaining blog, because she’s a very entertaining person — but, so far, she’s not interested. 

That’s really too bad, BUT it means that I can shamelessly use her stories on MY blog!

After yesterday’s post about the conversation about the car and garage that she and Doug had, she sent me the following e-mail to tell me exactly how the story went and actually it was even funnier than I had portrayed.  And then, she told me about another conversation they had today.  I tell ya’ — she’s got a million of ’em!

Linda gave me permission to re-print her e-mail.  Here it is:

Actually that conversation was even more confusing than the way you reported it. It was kind of a dreary, drizzly day; and I had been out running some errands. When I came home, Doug was in the garage. He met me as I was about to pull into the garage and asked me to “leave the car out of the garage so he could clean it.” I understood that to mean that he wanted to wash the car, and I questioned (to myself) the wisdom of that, given the weather conditions. But I didn’t voice my opinion, left the car outside, and went into the house. Awhile later, Doug came into the kitchen, and I asked him if he had washed the car yet. He looked at me incredulously, and said, “Why would I wash the car on a day like this?” I looked at him, just as incredulously (maybe more so) and said, “You TOLD me to leave the car out because you wanted to clean it.” The light dawned in his eyes then, and he told me that he had meant that he was going to clean the GARAGE.


I have another story that happened this morning. You know how he always asks me which credit card he should use? Well, he was getting ready to take the Corolla in to Discount Tire this morning to have the tires rotated and balanced. As he was getting ready to leave, he called to me from the other room and said, “Which card should I use?” I replied, “You probably ought to take the Corolla.”


If she ever decides to use all this great fodder on a blog of her own — I’m toast! 🙂

6 Responses to She could be a contender, I tell ya’!!

  1. Hilary says:

    Can I selfishly vote for encouraging Linda to start her own blog so I’ll have yet another great read? I already know that your posts are wonderful. I suspect that Linda’s would be a must-read blog as well. Oh come on, Linda.. do it! 🙂

  2. Linda says:

    Sometimes, I’m almost tempted; but I’d be so self-conscious about writing a blog that I’d probably not have the nerve to tell anyone I was doing it. Besides, I really don’t think I’m that interesting. Sure, I have my moments; but they’re few and far between. And how many posts could I write about Doug’s and my confusing conversations? 🙂 But thanks for the encouraging words. Maybe someday …

  3. C. Beth says:

    Ha! Those are great stories. Linda, you are definitely interesting enough for your own blog. 🙂

  4. Sandra says:

    Hilary and Beth — Thank you for encouraging Linda. We just may be able to talk her into it someday!

    Linda — I happen to know you have at least a decade of journals that you could use for fodder. I think you should go for it! (Just don’t use any of your stories that make me sound silly, foolish or dumb, okay?) 🙂

  5. chrissy says:

    cute! I agree, Linda could do her own blog!! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Linda says:

    I just came across this post again, 5+ years later, and laughed out loud at the Corolla story. I’d totally forgotten that one. I was browsing your blog, looking for the Angel story when I found this one. Off to keep searching.

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