‘Nine o’clock’ he said, ‘pick you up at nine’.
Time now ? Nine fifteen, typical, late again in a world of his own, why did I marry him ?
I’ve told him off every time, fat difference that makes, still late.
Nine forty five. Is he angry with me, got a grudge, punishing me? Won’t talk about his feelings so I have to guess.
It’s eleven –he’s been in a car crash ? – oh please no, no, no, too awful.
Hear that – it’s the honk of the car horn.
Thank God, he’s here now.
June 22, 2020 at 7:58 pm
Smack him a good one with your purse for scaring you half to death!
June 26, 2020 at 1:36 pm
Thanks Linda, your comment made me smile !
June 22, 2020 at 8:53 am
Now kill him for being this late. Don’t even give him time to take off his shoes 😁
June 26, 2020 at 1:37 pm
Thanks for your comment– you sound very clear about your views.
June 29, 2020 at 11:48 am
June 21, 2020 at 7:48 am
You covered the whole range of emotions there. Been there, done that.
June 22, 2020 at 10:27 am
Thanks for your comment Sandra. We are not alone in the waiting game scenario !
June 20, 2020 at 8:14 pm
Oh boy, talk about a high and low range of dialog in her mind.
I so dislike lateness. I’d rather be early. I was getting angry along with her.
Good one … Be safe … Be Healthy … Be Happy
June 22, 2020 at 10:35 am
Thanks for your comment Isadora – I think lateness is an emotional area isn’t it ?
June 22, 2020 at 5:48 pm
I think it is an emotional things or the nuns who wouldn’t have of it. LOL
June 20, 2020 at 1:32 am
Great cycle of emotions. I’ve been there and done that. Angry then relieved. Nicely done!
June 22, 2020 at 10:41 am
Thanks Brenda — glad the story chimed with you.
June 19, 2020 at 9:46 pm
And he may receive an ear-bashing once the relief has sunk in!
June 22, 2020 at 12:31 pm
Great comment Iain ! Do you think it is usually men who are late ?
June 23, 2020 at 9:38 pm
I don’t think it’s a gender specific trait – I know plenty men and women who can’t keep time!
June 19, 2020 at 7:34 pm
Relief aside, I hope he has a darn good reason for being that late. 😉 Good one.
June 22, 2020 at 12:36 pm
Thanks for your comment Rochelle. Yes, hope he does !
June 19, 2020 at 7:16 pm
Yes, she still loves him but allows him to take her for granted – tel him you are taking driving lessons and expect him buy her an expensive car. He might decide not to treat her so slap dash again and be on time.
June 22, 2020 at 12:43 pm
Great comment James. I think you’re spot on with your advice.
June 19, 2020 at 5:11 pm
Love this – and so true.
June 22, 2020 at 12:44 pm
Thanks for your comment – glad you liked the story.
June 19, 2020 at 1:54 am
Ahhh… the “stages of waiting”: Frustration, anger, fear and in this case, relief!
June 22, 2020 at 12:46 pm
Thanks Dale. Guess we’ve all been there ?
June 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm
I know I have!
June 18, 2020 at 11:18 pm
Your story describes a co-dependent relationship very well. I also thought of The Beatles’ song, “Don’t Pass Me By.”
June 22, 2020 at 12:54 pm
Thanks for your comment, much appreciated.
June 22, 2020 at 7:30 pm
You’re most welcome.
June 18, 2020 at 8:11 pm
Liked how you built this story. Nicely done.
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June 22, 2020 at 12:58 pm
Thanks Susan, I’m glad you liked the story.
June 18, 2020 at 6:24 pm
I’ll have to remember that – if I’m going to be late, be very late… 🙂
June 22, 2020 at 1:04 pm
great comment Ali…
June 18, 2020 at 5:39 pm
A good description of the phases of emotion
June 22, 2020 at 1:08 pm
Thanks for your comment Neil.