Which of these is not like the other …


Today is the once a month lunch of former co-workers (friends)  from the large trucking manufacturer where we all worked (and two still do).  It is all women over fifty, so we are from the generation in which you dressed nicely for a lunch out with your friends, and we all usually do.  But this time I may stand out in the crowd, and not in a good way.

Today, my social calendar runneth over.  I had an invitation to play golf at 9:30 this morning from a friend who hasn’t been able to play very often this summer because of some health problems for her husband.  I just couldn’t say no.  But it happens to also be the day that our lunch group gets together, and I hate to miss that.

A tight timeline — golf at 9:30 for approximately one and a half hours — done at 11.  Lunch with work friends at 11:30.

So, I’ll be going directly from golf to lunch.

My friend, Linda, is the leader of our lunch group, so I’ll be giving her a call that I might be a little late and please go ahead and order my usual for me.

And, by the way, Linda, you might want to save a seat for me between two of our most hard–of-smelling friends.

It doesn’t happen too often, but once in a while retirement gets really busy!

9 Responses to Which of these is not like the other …

  1. Cheryl says:

    Glad your “friend’s” husband is better so you two can have golf time….I am sure you both have missed that!!!!

  2. Linda says:

    We in the Lunch Bunch are just glad that you didn’t sacrifice us to your golf outing but, rather, that you plan to do both. After all, conversation flows so much better when you’re part of the group. 🙂

  3. Lee Pamela says:

    How fun. Say hello to everyone for me.

  4. I hope you had a lovely lunch! Real friends wouldn’t care if you showed up in your jammies, you know.

  5. Sandra says:

    Cheryl — Yes, we have missed getting to play golf together. It was fun. (You really should think about taking it up!)

    Linda — Thank you for thinking that, although I’m sure everyone else gets more chance to talk when I’m NOT there. 🙂

    Hi, Pam! Which group do you mean? The retirees or the golfers? I’ll just tell them both. 🙂

    June — You are, of course, right. 🙂

  6. Amy Ostrowski says:

    Did it all go well?

  7. Sandra says:

    Amy — Yes, thank you for asking. I actually was able to get to the restaurant about 15 minutes early so had time to freshen up a little bit in the restroom before lunch. 🙂

  8. Hilary says:

    I’m sure that Linda et al were happy to see you no matter how you were dressed. I’m glad you had a busy, enjoyable day with friends. So… that makes two meals out in a row, eh? 😉

  9. Sandra says:

    Well, Hilary, that’s pretty rare now, so I’m not complaining. 🙂

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