I've posted about my favorite story before but I'll share it again.
I was dating
a guy who rubbed elbows with some rather wealthy people. He was not wealthy on his own, nor was I but he had these connections through his well-to-do parents.
So we were invited to a pool party at the home of one of these friends. I'd just bought a new bathing suit and was excited to wear it. It was a fun party.
A few weeks later, we received an invitation to another pool party. My boyfriend was completely and utterly appalled that I was going to wear the same suit to the party. How RUDE! Was I raised in a barn? How could I even THINK about embarrassing him like that? It was so strange. He cut me loose before the party but I wasn't exactly crying in my (domestic) beer.
Another time, I was out walking with my then toddler daughter. She was in the stroller and we were walking down a park path. A giant dog and his owner were coming from the opposite direction. The dog was off his leash (illegally, I might add) and was making a beeline for my kid. I instinctively put myself between the dog and DD. The dog jumped on me a bit and I gently redirected him back down again. The owner, instead of apologizing for his ill mannered dog, started going on about how I was so rude and that his behemoth wasn't going to hurt DD and how dare I touch his dog and if I was going to live in the city, I'd better get used to this sort of thing.
Well, that may be true but I didn't know this dog and I didn't want to find out he was the aggressive sort the hard way. But this guy was just so put out that I would do such a thing.
And even if I didn't think he was going to bite DD, he was a jumper and might have whacked her in the face with his paw. So...yeah.
And finally, this story still cracks me up. I was at Borders one night after work. There was a man there, arguing with someone on his phone. He was getting louder and louder and also getting pretty creative with language. Eventually he realized everyone was noticing him. He put his phone down and snapped, "This is a PRIVATE CONVERSATION! Mind your own business!"
Honey, nothing about that conversation was private...