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Men say the darndest things

Twice a week we go swimming at our favourite pool. We get up early and leave the house around 7:15 am, which gets us to the pool at prime time, i.e. when very few other people are there!

Corey doesn’t always come, because he has meetings or other things he needs to do for work. But, he does make it on occasion. The last time we were there, Corey swims over to me and says, “I need a new bathing suit. I think I have had this one since I was 16!”

“OK,” I say. “Do you want me to try and pick one up for you? I need to buy one for myself, so I’ll be going to the swim shop anyway.”

“Well,” he says “sure, I guess.”

“No problem. What kind of bathing suit do you like?”

“What do you mean? I don’t want a Speedo!”

“No, no, no,” I say, “do you want long shorts, briefs, bike short type…?”

He thinks for a moment, looking very seriously, and then says to me, “Well, I really like these ones I have, because they have pockets.”

“Excuse me?”

“You know, pockets. I can put my keys in them.” He puts his hand into his pocket to demonstrate this functionality and takes the key out, wiggling it in the air briefly.

Well, from the look he gave me I must have had a funny look on my face. Then I just burst out laughing. “I’ve heard people ask a lot from a bathing suit, but I’ve never heard anyone list ‘pockets’ as a critical element.”

Pockets?!?!?! Needless to say, I still haven’t got him a new suit.

One Response to “Men say the darndest things”

  1. I laughed a lot at this post, because Stirling wears EXACTLY the same kind of bathing suit. I was spared the chore of finding a new pair, because his father had a spare that he wasn’t using that he gave to Stirling. I don’t know where he got them, but I’m going to guess the Bay because they’re Tommy Hilfiger and the Bay is the only store around here that I know carries that brand. Just in case you need to find some…

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