Open Mouth, Insert Foot!

@UncleJoe (10868)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
September 23, 2017 2:29pm CST
As I write this my Beloved is at 10,000 feet somewhere out over the Pacific. She will be landing in Honolulu in a couple of hours. I have never known such a wonderful person in my life but her trips bring out the only thing I DON’T like about her. I hate missing her so much when she’s gone. As always, when preparing for a trip, she get’s a little edgy. Those are the times when I miss perfect opportunities to keep my mouth shut. She doesn’t need silly humor injected into her plans. Let me tell you about the wrong thing I said last night. When I make spaghetti for the two of us, I make my sauce the same as always. However, Becky doesn’t like the long spaghetti noodles because they have a way of flicking sauce on her white blouse. So, I break them up before cooking and often throw in a handful of elbow macaroni. She loves it that way because she can eat it with a spoon. Last night I made a big batch that was more for Taran, her grandson, and myself using regular noodles. We like it that way. I could tell that she was a little disappointed when she lifted that pot lid and I should have let her put it down before I referred to this batch as “Big People’s” spaghetti. It wasn’t as funny as I thought it would be. Surprisingly, for our ages, we both have a memory like an elephant. I never forget a peanut and she never forgets something I said 30 years ago. At least she had not forgotten by the time I took her to the airport this morning at 4:30. When I asked for a good-bye kiss she just pointed to her foot,…… because we were in public.
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@Platespinner (17062)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
23 Sep 17
I am amazed at her restraint. The Boss knows better than to make snippy remarksnin the kitchen, there are too many iron skillets in reach.
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@UncleJoe (10868)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
24 Sep 17
@Platespinner I wasn't being snippy, Emmett. I THOUGHT I was making a joke.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
24 Sep 17
@UncleJoe A joke to one person is snippy to another.
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@UncleJoe (10868)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
24 Sep 17
@Platespinner Aha! I caught you, Emmett! You're in cahoots with Becky or you wouldn't have used her exact words! How else could you know?
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@andriaperry (58691)
• United States
23 Sep 17
Poor Uncle Joe. You will miss her. How long will she be free, I mean gone?
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@UncleJoe (10868)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
23 Sep 17
Two weeks. FREE? I resemble that remark @andriaperry
@rebelann (42818)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Sep 17
Oh dang, I've got beans n onions goin and now I want spaghetti. I knew I shouldn't have read this. I hope she'll return soon.
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@UncleJoe (10868)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
23 Sep 17
She will be gone for 2 weeks. Her son is graduating from an Army Medical school and being promoted to a 1st Lewy. I had to abbreviate it because I don't know how to spell "Lieutenant".
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@rebelann (42818)
• El Paso, Texas
23 Sep 17
you're funny @UncleJoe So how come you didn't go with her?
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@UncleJoe (10868)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
23 Sep 17
@rebelann Because her suitcase was already full. No room for me.
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@LilyBeBack (2016)
• United Kingdom
24 Sep 17
Your family sounds just like mine As an aside, I can understand her preference for eating pasta with a spoon, I'm sure she's not greedy like me but I prefer using a spoon cos it means I can shove more in my big gob
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@UncleJoe (10868)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
24 Sep 17
She prefers spaghetti chopped up so it's not so messy. There's less chance for having to change clothes.
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• United Kingdom
24 Sep 17
@UncleJoe Yeah it said in your discussion, I like the same thing but for different reasons
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@kobesbuddy (55260)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Sep 17
She's a lot nicer than I am! Jay would have gotten my finger, pointed at the seat of my pants!:(
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@UncleJoe (10868)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
23 Sep 17
So would she if she wasn't at the airport @kobesbuddy
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@kobesbuddy (55260)
• East Tawas, Michigan
23 Sep 17
@UncleJoe I think Becky and I think alike, she'd make a great friend!:)
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@cacay1 (33203)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
26 Sep 17
That was a funny goodbye kiss, maybe she is not used to it, somewhat conservative lady.I hope she is back home now to ease your missing and longing for her.
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@Srbageldog (8244)
• United States
24 Sep 17
I hope she didn't hit you too hard with that pot lid!
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@allen0187 (33914)
• Philippines
24 Sep 17
Women can't forget a wrong done to them and can't remember when you do something right!
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