Sunday, June 15, 2008

That was a compliment, right?

Hubby and I went to The Country Store to see a couple friends from Blues Jam perform with their country band, Alibi. It was fun. Saw several people from Blues Jam, and I got to dance a bit.

Also interesting--some guy from the bar (apparently a regular, but what do I know? I only go there to see bands) stopped me on the way to the ladies' room and talked to me for a while...Then one of his friends came by and gave me a long hug.

"I figured, since you were talking to him, you were one of my friends, too," he said. If that wasn't a terrific line, I don't know one.

Then the first man pointed to the guy who hugged me and said,

"He likes women like you. Strong, muscular, hard-bodied women with big legs."

This is not something I have heard before. I am not entirely sure how to take it. But, hey, I guess anything that starts with "He likes women like you..." is probably a compliment.

It is, right?


Lucky Hubby said...

Christine has been getting so many complements from men these days that she knows them all--almost. So when she hears something she's not sure is a complement, she missed an obvious clue: THE HUG, SILLY!!

Sweet wife of mine, men flock to you like pigeons to popcorn. The complements are all true, but not totally accurate. Men know not to say what they're really thinking, so they come up with a reasonable substitute that is supposed to sound charming. For example, a guy who says you have lovely eyes is probably looking there to keep from staring at those fantastic boobs.

Most guys aren't naturally charming, so the substituted complements can come out awkward. e.g. "I love your new haircut. It makes your face look slimmer!"

But I suspect this guy was trying to complement what he really liked about you without being too blatant. The "Friend" gimmick is as old as that French guy with the long nose---"Cyrano DeBargearack?" ("Hey Cyrano, your wife must need De Barge to move that rack!!"

And by the way, Christine isn't the only one getting complements out the wazoo. I'm getting a bunch too, only there all about her! My favorite was when the band introduced me as "Bash, the omnipresent bass player." After the set, I asked the guy if that was the best he could come up with He said his first instinct was to call me, "The guy with the hottest wife here."

All this bothers me not a bit, I'm actually a little flattered, but I grumble about it at times because that's what husbands should do. I'm not mad at guys who try to pick up my wife because we already picked up each other almost 20 years ago. I'm sure as hell not gonna walk away from the best thing that's ever happened to me, and I hope she's looking forward to the next 20 years as much as I am.

And hey, it's kind of cool to be with the girl who everybody else wants, but she's with me. Sometimes I just can't understand how I got so lucky.

Anonymous said...

Christine you do know that your incredible-bass-playing hubby just took over your blog, don't you? ;o)
I have the biggest crushes on the pair of you right now - you are both too damn cute!
And yes Christine, that WAS a compliment ;o)

Cynthia said...

Jeez....DH beat us too the compliments! Yup, Christine, that was most definitely a compliment!! However, I think the best of the compliments just came from your DH!!

Rock on my friend....and yes, you really are THAT hot!

Sue said...

Um... Well, like he said, like pigeons to popcorn.

*scrunches nose* That compliment was a bit adrift, however, ahaha. Well-intentioned though.

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Sounds a heck of a lot like a compliment from me! But not as great as lucky hubby's compliment! You guys are both lucky! So sweet!

And I'm actually lucky to know that there are people of my generation that are happily married. I thought that might have been a thing of generations past. A good friend of mine often says, "I know people who are MARRIED. But I don't know anyone HAPPILY MARRIED." So I'm thinking now I can say that I actually do!