Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Before Daisy entered preschool, for about two and a half years, she had a nanny we'll call Julia. She was an excellent nanny and an all-around sweetheart, but we haven't done a very good job of keeping in touch with her the last few years. We got back into touch with her recently, because some very good friends of ours are due to squirt out a baby any day now and they're considering hiring a nanny. We introduced them to Julia, which led to this conversation:

Good friend: Julia came over last night to see where we live.
Me: How'd that go?
Good friend: Pretty well. And she sure speaks highly of you and Hank.
Me: We all got along pretty well.
Good friend: She kept going on about how nice you guys were. Even you.
Me: Yeah yeah.
Good friend: She thinks you're a lot nicer than you really are.
Me: I suppose that could be true.
Good friend: Julia talked about whenever she was feeling under the weather, you'd buy her juice with lots of vitamin C.
Me: Yes, I did!
Good friend: She was really impressed by that.
Me: I'm a thoughtful guy.
Good friend: You just bought her that so she wouldn't get sick and need time off, huh?
Me: Maybe.

This is what my FRIENDS think of me. Don't they know that I'm just a big cudddly teddy bear?

On a totally separate note, the Safeway supermarket near my house carries about 10 different varieties of lube. Do all supermarkets carry that kind of lube selection or is it just a San Francisco thing?

14 comments:

zelda1 said...

I never pay attention to the lubes, we get ours done at the pull in and wait ten minutes and then they change and lube. Very easy and less worry about what to do with the left over oil and if we lubed in the right places. By the way, I always thought those were things only bubas do, jack the car up, do the oil and lube and tune up and then leave the left over lying around for the little lady to clean up.

zelda1 said...

Now really red faced. YOu weren't talking about car lube, were you?

Mike said...

Zelda1, oh, I'm so disappointed that I didn't get to make a snarky reply before you got your second comment in. No, I wasn't speaking of car oil. Ten different flavors of car oil wouldn't have surprised me at Safeway.

(Also, my father used to change his own oil and he's about as far away from a Bubba as you can get)

dolface said...

this "and less worry about what to do with the left over oil and if we lubed in the right places" from zelda1's comment, read in the context of non-car lube nearly made me spit lemongrass tofu all over my keyboard.

Mike said...

Dolface, I know! Makes you wonder if Zelda1 was just messing with me in the first comment....

Tasty said...

It's not just a San Francisco thing.

Nothing But Bonfires said...

Hey, at least you were SUBTLE! It's not like you were sneaking Theraflu and DayQuil into her backpack when she wasn't looking, or dropping Cold-Ez into her pockets. Juice is innocent. I totally would have thought you were just being a nice guy too. Either that or hitting on me.

Mike said...

Tasty, awwww! Now I don't feel like I live somewhere special.

You with the Bonfires, I was going to hit on her, but then she started sneezing and hacking up mucus, and I decided to just buy her juice instead. Jude Law could have learned an important lesson from me.

Leesa said...

Hmm, I've never investigated the lube section of our local store. Of course if I did, EVERYONE would know within 10 minutes.

Mike said...

Leesa, I'm not suggesting that you BUY all the varieties of lube, but rather that you just stroll by, casually, and count them.

zelda1 said...

Okay, I live in NW Arkansas and thought, why not, so I strolled past the lube section of a couple of the grocery stores, the lube section is really in the medicine section and it's one kind, no flavors, just your plain on KY. So, I asked where were the lubricants, the newer ones, the lady at the registered stammared, and said, you might try the drug store, or there's one of them sex shops. Yes, that's what she said, one of them sex shops. So, to get a good variety of lube, here in my neck of the woods, one must go to a sex shop. Not that I need lube, you know, just in case it ever came up. Not that Mr. Zelda doesn't come up, well, you know what I mean.

Mike said...

Zelda1, to be clear, my local supermarket didn't have flavors of lube either. Just about 3 different brands in various different sizes. All in all, about 10 different containers of lube. I think if I want cinnamon or tulip lube, I'd have to go to a sex shop too.

Leesa said...

I will definitely check it out and report back to you :)

Mike said...

Thanks, Leesa, you are the official IAPTGUAAT Senior Montana Lube Correspondent.