That dang ol' Linda is always getting me in trouble one way or another. I know she often tries to tell folks that it's the other way around but let me tell you....IT'S NOT!
Yesterday morning I thought about this tradition and really got to thinking about that new dress I could score by a man turning me down, even going as far as finding one I liked! I quickly grabbed my cell phone and called my friend, he didn't answer but I left him a message..."Hey, Happy Leap Day! Will you marry me? I will need the answer before midnight". I waited patiently *okie is never patient about anything but thinks it sound better than waiting anxiously* to hear from him and during this time thinking of places I might be able to go shopping and find a red silk dress, red because it's my favorite color and silk because we all know I am a true traditionalist *okie wonders if she should get a lightening rod*. The day dragged on into the afternoon and I never got a phone call. I knew it was time for him to go to work and I still hadn't heard from him so I just knew I wouldn't get an answer and I would take that as a refusal and get my silk dress and be looking smashing for formal night on the cruise!
Lo and behold, I did end up talking to him during the evening. He didn't mention a thing about my voicemail and I thought "I got him now! He has to buy me a dress!". I casually said "oh by the way, did you get my voicemail from earlier today?". He looked at me and smiled and said "yes I did". I told him "well I need an answer! If you refuse then you have to buy me a new red silk dress!". He laughed and said "oh I got an answer for you" and then he walked off. Well that was completely cheating as far as I was concerned. By giving the notion that he had an answer was not fulfilling the obligation of giving an answer! Later when I spoke to him I said "I need an answer, a simple yes, no or maybe will suffice". He looked down at me and smiled and simply said "YES". I looked up at him and told him "you just don't want to buy me a new red silk dress!". I mean what the hell! I need a new dress and he is jacking with me by saying yes when he knows he has no intention of marrying me but just doesn't want to buy me a red silk dress!
Now why do I blame Linda? Because it seems like the thing to do and I need someone to blame for my dilemma...I won't have a new silk dress for formal night for the
cruise and I am stuck with a fiancee who has no intentions of really
marrying me. I tell ya, that dang ol Linda is always getting me in trouble!