May 1, 2011 11:08pm CST
I see this couple everyday passing by my house.They are labourers. There would be a flower plucked from near our fence and given to her every single day.I do not object. We hardly see couples in love these days. Not that I have not experienced romance but this I thought was the best I had seen in years. I gossiped with my gardener about this couple and he undid my day by telling me that she was not his wife but his mistress!! I was disappointed but being the non-interfering type this activity continues. Your reaction please.
2 May 11
Wow, allknowing, you have a talent for telling short stories. I know I shouldn't be feeling like this and I know should be reacting to your discussion, but I can't help but admire the way you told this daily routine. The ingredients are all there. There's the introduction, building of the plot, and the climax. The ending was anticlimactic, though. Anyway, my reaction, I am not someone who tolerate this type of activity. But I am a non-interfering type also, so I would just be contented in posting a sign in my garden saying, "This flowers are intended for married and/or legal couples only.".
2 May 11
First things first. You have given me a swell idea - writing short stories as I come across several such anecdotes which could be converted into short stories and you can be my publisher for a fee ofcourse The board should be huge. Right? There will be a bee line I say - kind of a nod to all married couples to help themselves!
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2 May 11
Hi Allknowing, Well, first I'd have to ask, "how well does the neighbor know this couple?" I am against cheating but they are walking around in public and being obviously very open about their love for each other. This tells me that maybe there may be more to the story than meets the eye. Maybe he and his wife are separated but for whatever reasons have not obtained a divorce. I know that for financial reasons, I did not get my divorce for a few years after separating from my husband. I did date. In my heart I was single. Also it could be that he is not married at all. Some people refer to a live-in lover as a mistress. I think it is sweet that you let them pick your flowers.
3 May 11
This guy with whom I gossiped is my gardener an old man and has lived in this year for eons. Surely he would not tell lies. The fact of the matter is they are total strangers to me and therefore I can in no way get the facts as you have put it. Suffice however to say that what I admired silently will now on become a discomfort and so I have decided to look the other way!
2 May 11
Oh dear! I was quite pleased when I read the first few sentences of the discussion but what a disillusioning conclusion ! Of course it is not any of my business. If I were you I would stop them from plucking the flower. He can as well buy it. It may sound silly but I would not have minded if it were a genuine sweet romance between a husband and a wife but why should my garden nurture an illicit love affair! I had posted this response earlier but suddenly it disappeared. I had also seen Sreekala's response and another response by Stowyk [If I remember right]and your comment for which I had written a counter comment. Now I see only two. I just cannot figure out how this has happened
3 May 11
Thanks to the myLot glitch my topic appeared twice and so as a good myLotter I reported. They have now deleted one of them but with that obviously responses/comments too disappear I will put up this as a topic soon. I hope those who responded there read this and put up their responses under this topic. Coming to your response to my topic kala, I do not know these people and I would not even want to talk to them. I was a silent admirer then! And now I have become a silent ...........??
2 May 11
Yeah me too, I'm the non-interfering type. I do prefer to see people in love than in war, lol. I hope that romance they're showing will bring a good situation. I mean, if he didn't love his wife anymore he should tell her the truth or end the relationship with his mistress if he still love his wife, the same with the woman if she has a husband.