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Sunday, August 9, 2009

What's A Nice Girl Like You Doing In A Place LIke This?

In yesterday's blog, I mentioned Tyler, my friend and fellow teacher. When I first met Tyler, I was single. He knew I had been divorced a couple of years, and I guess you could say I'd been spreading my wings, or sewing my wild oats; I had been enjoying the single life, after having been married 12 years to my first real boyfriend. I had also become close to several new friends, one of whom, Carol, had four great kids in their late teens and early 20's.

Tyler and I were co-advisors of a high school club called Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). One year as part of the group's activities, we took a busload of students to a city about 30 miles away to the state FBLA Convention. It was held at the Holiday Inn. As we entered the lobby of the hotel with our entourage, one of the bellhops came forward exclaiming, "Eva!" I recognized him as the son of my dear friend Carol, whom I had not seen for a while. Delighted to see him, and surprised at the coincidence of his working at this hotel, I grinned and grabbed him in a bear-hug, saying, "David! Good to see you!"

Tyler stood there, eyebrow raised, and with his typical dry wit said, "Come here often, Eva?"

5 comments:

Leslie said...

Great story...thanks for stopping by!

The Half Assed Housewife said...

SO Funny. I suppose there could have been worse places. You could have been taking a field trip to the nuthouse or prison or something.

La Belle Mere UK said...

He he... how funny! Loving the picture to!!! x

K a b l o o e y said...

That's a great story. I hope you just cocked an eyebrow and smiled a Mona Lisa smile. I stopped over from SITS after you did same for me, so thank you. This is a terrific idea for a blog and I'm sure there are a lot of people who relate. I will go poking further (farther? Now I'm paranoid given your old profession... )

I am sorry that the taps haven't yet been installed on my site, but I think I was suggesting SITS put them in. But I should see if there are cybertaps...

I bet there's a friggin' "app for that".

Karen said...

Hi, Eva!

Thanks for stopping by!

You're blog is so much fun and I can just tell you are an adorable and fun-loving lady!