Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Scandal

Some people like to spread cheer during the holiday season.  I like to spread fear and discontentment.  

Let me back up.  My sister has been dating a guy named Joe.  She went to Australia for Christmas and was in a rush before she left, so she asked me to drop off a little gift for him that she bought. 

Yesterday afternoon I went to his house and knocked on the door.  A very pleasant, 30ish blond woman comes to the door.  Immediately I think, "Oh no, is this is ex-wife, here watching the kids?  This could be really awkward."  In fact, I tried to think of something I could say so I wouldn't have to leave the gift, but I'm just not that quick.  So here's how the conversation went:

Me: Hi, is Joe here?
Ms. Pleasant: No, he's not.
Me: Okay.  My sister wanted me to drop this off for him.  Would you give it to him?
Ms. Pleasant: Sure.  (with just a hint of a question mark at the end of "sure")

So I immediately go home and email my sister so that she knows his ex is currently reading her card.

Of course she immediately emails him and asks, "Is there any chance your ex was at your house today watching the kids?"  And he responds....

"No, but it is a funny story.  Your sis got the wrong house but just happened to go to a neighbor's house whose husband is also named Joe.  

The poor lady thought her husband was having an affair and that your gift was from a mistress.  She finally figured it out after she got herself off the floor."
 
  

12 comments:

Elizabeth Downie said...

Oh my gosh! That's crazy! I'm glad the lady figured it out before doing something she'd regret. Ha!

sterlingandbrandi said...

Way to ruin someone's Christmas! Nice Kristin! Just kidding, that is a funny story. I'm glad she knew she had a single neighbor named Joe. If someone stopped by my house with a gift for Sterling I would have no idea if there was a single guy around with the same name.

Whit said...

That is pretty dang funny. I love it. I would have paid to have seen the exchange. I am surprised she was so civil. I would have torn into you, if you had come to my house with a gift and smile for Spence. I love it. I love it.

Katherine said...

HILARIOUS!!!

Justin and Silvia said...

Funny Funny. thx for you last comment on our blog. I still have that video of that Bobby Brown Dance Party. Its ridiculous. I'll throw it up on youtube if you want to see it. Ridiculous!

Rebecca said...

Crazy! THAT is a great story!

Sandy said...

That was the best!! Of course something like that would happen to you :-) Way to spread that fear and discontentment!!

Michelle and Byron said...

Loved hearing this in person, but I still loved reading it a second time. And I've retold it twice today. It doesn't get much better than this!

Mandy said...

That is seriously funny. What are the chances? I'm going to have to retell that story too!

Larissa said...

SO awesome! You're not just ruining their Christmas, but possibly their marriage as well! What are the odds the guy had the same name?!

Owens D.C. said...

Ha Ha Ha! I needed a good laugh. This doesn't compete, but I did just show up to a party tonight that was actually last night...we gave new meaning to fashionably late :) Hope your trip back here went well. Merry Christmas!

emily said...

TOO funny! I love hearing awkward stories that happen to other people...besides me :-) You should totally submit this story to Readers Digest (yes, I still read RD in addition to Star, People, etc). It would definitely get published! Hope you all had a Merry Christmas.