I was at lunch eating some delicious Thai food yesterday after my new employee orientation with the junior accountant that I will be indirectly managing. She’s 32 and single, very pretty and vivacious. She mentioned that she had been working some longer hours at her old job and now in her new role at my plantation, she would be able to have more work life balance and be able to try to meet people and date more. She then asked if I knew any single men I could introduce her to?? I was caught a bit off guard, but I said I would see what I could do. By the same token my blogger and twitter/FB friend Serenity23, was saying on twitter this morning how a former co-worker called her and left a message telling her than she happened to show a picture of Serenity to a young man from her church and that he had asked to meet her. Serenity was none too pleased about this, however. So this got me to thinking to ask my single commenters, do you mind your friends (single or married) attempting to hook you up with or without your knowledge?? Would you ask people in your circle for introductions??
On a totally different note, I’m going to take a few sentences to vent about how I got lightweight offended last week at the same department luncheon I referenced in yesterday’s post. I’m chatting it up with co-workers and the same junior accountant asks me if I was a newlywed, I said yes and that I got married last September when I was 37 years old. Another co-worker, who’s own daughter had just celebrated her 1 year anniversary, looked at me and was like: “Wow, really???”. I replied with much pride: “Yes, I was 37 and he was worth the wait!”. Look ya’ll, I fully realize I got married later than the statistical averages, but damn I’m NOT an effing unicorn!! I know several couples within the last couple of years who got married where one or the other spouse was older than the norm. I have a friend right now who is engaged and just turned 35. That rubbed me the wrong way, no doubt. Some folks that want to be married, never have that happen for them so I actually feel rather fortunate. Just another case of open mouth, insert foot I guess. Thoughts??? Was I all up in my feelings??