Thursday, July 23, 2015

Le Misanthrope

Me: "N and I went to this blueberry farm where the guy retired and decided to put in 1000 blueberry bushes!  It was GREAT."
My dad: "Mmmmm."
Me: "You could totally do that when you retire."
My dad: "But.... there would be PEOPLE.  I would have to TALK to them."
Me: "Never mind."


  1. Thank you for giving me the perfect descriptor for Patrick. Oddly enough, humanity seems to like him just fine (as he's very successful in his customer service role). Patrick also looked at me sideways when I told him about the blueberry farm. "Hmm, I suppose that's in our future now..." "Don't be silly," I said, "Blueberries don't grow well enough here."

    1. Oddly, my dad is also quite good at training, interviewing, and interacting with people. But not for fun!

      Grapes or cherries, now...

  2. Your dad is my kind of guy.

  3. Last year my husband and I spend a week hiking in Scotland, staying at B&Bs along the way. It was fascinating to talk to the proprietors and how they got into the B&B business, and it was so lovely and relaxing and they had such beautiful houses that we talked about maybe doing the same thing someday when we retire.

    Until he commented, "But then we'd have to get up every morning and cook for our guests."

    And I replied "And we'd have to talk to them when they arrived every afternoon."

    And then we realized that running a B&B would be great, so long as no one ever came.

    1. I was talking to Dr S last night about how I act out being friendly and sociable but I don't actually really like people. Especially strangers.


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