6/16/13 1:40am – 6/23/13 3:16pm
talking my way out of this one
(accidentally inappropriate small talk with a friend without a father on the eve of father’s day)
“what are you up to tomorrow for fath..?”, i asked stuttering to a stop.
three-fourths the way through i had snapped to before i could finish
my very ill-timed question.
showing me mercy by playing it cool he replied, “uhh..not much. going
to her parents house in the evening for dinner is as far as we’ve planned.
why? what do you have going on?”
“not much really..my family, if they make plans, do not do so until the
very last minute so i have nothing planned as of yet. and if i do receive a
call tomorrow morning it will be to meet them at the restaurant that gives
the best ratio of shortest driving distance to highest calorie count, haha”,
i laughed tacking humor onto the end of my rambling.
still i continued trying to make a window out of my mouth, “..just wanted
to see if you would want to hang out sometime during the day if they don’t
get back to me..”
“..yeah. just keep me posted”, he said looking drained by my long winded
way of saying let’s hang out.
with a mouth that could not be trusted i frustratingly resigned myself to
i coached myself, “talk too small to see does not mean you can check out
with a mouth still moving”.