Saturday, August 04, 2007

I'm Hot!

I walked into our courthouse last week. I sometimes stop on the main floor to chat a bit with an old friend and long time member of my church choir. She was in, and as usual greeted me with a big smile but this time there was a twist. The humidity and heat were up and she said, "Hi Cliff, Boy, you look Hot." With special emphasis on the Hot.
I quickly replied "I know, I think that's why Marilyn married me."
She laughed. I was proud of my witty comeback. She kept laughing. She put her head down on her desk and kept laughing. My smile disappeared. "It's not that funny is it?" She just shook her head yes and kept laughing. "Okay, well I gotta go." She waved good bye, still laughing.
I related the incident to Marilyn over dinner that night. She must not have thought the quip was so far-fetched. She didn't laugh but she did smile. She then suddenly got up from the table, patted me on the head with her 'talking to a two year-old' voice said, "That's right honey, I married you because you're 'Hot'. " She used a lot of air to say the word Hot. As a matter of fact the way she said Hot was kind of...well, you know, exciting. The conversation ended there because she suddenly had to go into the bathroom. Judging from the laughter, I think she must have been reading something funny in there. Something really funny. Now that I think back, she must have had a humorous book with her and started reading it just before the door slammed shut. I always miss out on the funny stuff.

20 comments:

Paul said...

Funny story, Cliff. But what did Marilyn fix for dinner that night? (It's all in the details...)

nora said...

I'm sure you're right. Marilyn was probably reading the quips in Readers Digest or something. I'm sure she just headed to the bathroom to splash some cold water on her face to cool off.

Jerry said...

Cliff,
I'm your friend and friends should tell it to you straight. When a woman passes you in the hall and mutters, "What an ASS", she's really not admiring your butt.

Peter said...

Ya gotta stop wearing that Tom Sellick mo Cliff.

Rachel said...

LOL at Jerry's comment!!

Oh Cliff you are so funny!!

I had a great meeting with Jamie Dawn today. She is so sweet. You can read about it on my blog, complete with pictures. Your name did come up during our conversation....strange though....we didn't talk about you being hot at all. I am so glad I got to meet her. She and her family were so nice. She will have some wonderful stories of her vacation to CA and KY once she gets back home I'm sure!

Getting back to your post, I'd say Marilyn had something funny to read is why she was laughing.....yeah...that's it!

Rachel said...

Hey Cliff, next year you can stand between us and be the thorn between 2 roses!! HaHa!!

BTW, you and Ralph need to get your heads together and figure out WHEN!!

Lee said...

I think you're cool, Cliff! ;)

Clarence said...

My daughter gave me a new t-shirt recently with this printed on the front: HANDSOME is way beyond a gigantic understatement.

I wear it proudly.

JunieRose2005 said...

....If not 'HOT'- WAY COOL! :)


Junie

Mike ( ex scientia, veritas ) said...

You're a hoot AND hot OR a hot hoot!

Rhodent said...

Maybe you should try one of those hand held fans and it will clear the air for you.

I'm sure Marilyn was just overwhelmed with emotion and got the giggles.

Jim said...

Cliff, you ARE the funny stuff (of course you already knew that)!
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Britmum said...

I bet you are hotter than hot Cliff. LOL

I am not sure I can stay away from blogging.

I have a really good picture I want to post.

Do you think I should?

Take care xx

tracey said...

Don't you hate when that happens? City Boy is prone to fits of laughter while hiding behind closed doors as well. I've yet to find any terribly amusing reading material, however...

Cliff said...

Bring it Britmum!!!

Jim said...

Thanks for the visit and comment. Yes, there is a range ball that I should return, isn't there.
Part of my therapy is to practice up on my puting for gripping.
I only have two more therapy sessions at the Hand Center, Thursday and next Wednesday.

This will be my last blog for a while, I'm hoping to resume in October.
There are a lot of things I need to get done around here first. Also we plan to return to Scotland September 11 and return the 25th.
I'm hoping to keep on posting Wordless Wednesday pictures on or before Wednesdays to my picture blog, JIM'S LITTLE PHOTO HOLDER, for a while. At
http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/
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Karen wanted some more 'Adi Can' posts so they will go over there too.
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Flip Flop Goddess said...

Cliff..U ARE hot..

JunieRose2005 said...

...and this post won you a top award... Check it out- Junie's place!

gel said...

haha- you paint this anecdote well, as usual. I can just imagine!
BTW, I think you're comeback was witty, however, I would have loved to see thte look on Marilyn's face and heard her voice...Have you two thought of doing a TV series? Reminds me a bit of "Ralph and Alice"... do you watch reruns of Jackie Gleason??

Jamie Dawn said...

Seems to me that Marilyn better get herself on over to the courthouse and kick some butt. That giggly lady won't just stop with telling you you're hot; next time, she may ask you to stop by her place "any time."
This is NO laughing matter!!!!
Marilyn can borrow the mallet Rachel gave me if she thinks she'll need it.