Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Choices

Our life here on earth is almost completely the result of the choices we make on a daily basis. Like whether or not to go to school, use drugs, read, get married, have kids, and the list goes on forever.
Yesterday I needed to go to the other side of the county for a part for an auger. I asked Marilyn if she wanted to go. She chose to go, after all, she has been couped up in this house with her new knee for two weeks now.
We toured a bit after our stop and eventually got home about two and half hours later. As we got home and walked in the house the phone rang and Marilyn saw the name on caller I.D. and yelled "It's Dan." Our son from Lincon.
Dan: "Hi Dad, I've been calling, where have you been?"
Me: "Oh I needed a part over by Uhling and so I decided to air your Mother out."
Wrong choice of words.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

At least you lived to tell about it.
I've learned to put my coffee down before I read your posts.

Raggedy said...

Very funny!

Have a wonderful day!
*^_^
(=':'=) hugs
(")_ (")Š from
the Cool Raggedy one

Angie said...

I don't know, your choice of words could have been a lot more harsh given the circumstances. My grandpa always would say, "when are you girls going to blow the stink off...." Needless to say, my sister and I weren't amused :)

Have a great day!!

Jerry said...

Cliff,
I'm with Angie. We always used the "Blow some stink off" phrase. I think most of us could use an airing out.

LZ Blogger said...

Cliff ~ As for choices... I can say that I have never tried to air my wife out! (NOR WOULD I!) I hope you have recovered from that (not so little) faux' pas? Are you accepting visitors from your hospital bed yet? ~ jb///

Anonymous said...

Cliff you are a silly billy but I love ya tons.

Take care xx

Anonymous said...

You do have a way with words, Cliff! ;)

Ralph's Homespun Headlines said...

Cliff, my friend, I thinking about and Marilyn a lot, maybe too much. Because today I could read your thoughts. You were thinking,"Man an I glad she had knee surgery! I can finally out run her!"
Ralph

Dan said...

It's ok Mom, "To air is human,..." nevermind.

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

Bwahaahahahahahahahaha! Which finger did you pull?

1 plus twins said...

that is how your gonna end the story i wanted to hear about the beat down you got. lol

Anonymous said...

You enjoy living on the edge don't you Cliff?

Miki said...

I bet that your fingers are the only part of you that isn't broken, knee replacement or no knee replacement! Marilyn, I would have slugged him! HEHEHEHEHEHE! Glad that your wife has a sense of humor, and you too, Cliff!

Jim said...

Well Cliff, from now on include yourself in those things. Like WE decided to air out (better, I decided WE needed some fresh air).

Maybe you could go to the library and find a book on diplomacy. Better yet to a book store in Omaha.
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Jamie Dawn said...

Cliff: I don't know HOW your wife puts up with you!

Marilyn: I may not know you personally, but I am your soul sister anyway. I feel your pain. Please refrain from poisoning Cliff, no matter how badly you may want to. His poor choice of words is just a reflection of the fact that he only has an on and off button, and does not have the intricate skills needed to make appropriate word choices. When your new knee heals, feel free to exercise it vigorously by kicking Cliff in the bohunkus. :)

Anonymous said...

<: )~ Some men can be sooooooooooo foolish...