Friday, April 04, 2008

It Has Come to This

My parents just returned from a well-deserved trip to Costa Rica. They were celebrating my mom's retirement, and also just taking some time away from their busy lives (yes, retired people can be busy too!). When they returned, they told me about the flowers and wildlife they saw, and the adventures they had (Dad on a zip line!). But there was one thing they forgot about... until tonight.

Tonight my mom called to catch up, and as we were talking, she said, "Oh - I almost forgot to tell you about this..." Well, it turns out that she befriended a woman on the trip who, in addition to her day job, also likes to do some matchmaking. I'm not sure if this factoid came up before or after my mother mentioned that she had an eligible daughter, but it came up. And the matchmaker lady shared that the son of a friend lives in Boston and is a good catch and perhaps she could set us up.

Now for those of you who don't know my mother, let me just say that she's not the type to make suggestions about how I should go about living my life (mostly because she learned early on that I rarely took her advice on such matters). She is entirely non-obtrusive, and also entirely supportive, and she is definitely not the type to be pressuring me to get married or to give her grandchildren.

So there I was on the phone with my mother, thinking, "Really? It has come to this?" and laughing at the absurdity of it all.

But, like a true soon-to-be-entering-her-4th-decade-on-this-earth single female, I agreed and by day's end, there was an email cc-ed to me from my mother to her matchmaker friend, giving her the go-ahead to proceed with the matchmaking.

8 comments:

Tim & M said...

Hi Feebsta, Wishing you the very best if you do have a date with said fellow.
Go easy on him though, especially if he can't spell. Meraiah would have missed out on me if she ruled out men who never grasped the art of spelling... :) And I'm pretty sure she would think that would be a bad thing.

Turboglacier said...

Hmm... you know, I think some of your friends may be in the matchmaking business, too...

The Burger said...

It's ok. No shame in that. As Davis used to say, "Take it easy. If you get it easy, take it twice."

At least your mom actually has a real person for you to meet. My parents keep insisting I should go out with Julianne on Dancing With the Stars. (Who, it should be said, may not actually be a real person.)

jeff said...

I agree with The Burger (and Davis). Also, I agree that "Julienne" is unrealistically hot. Maybe the Burger's parents can hook you up with Derek from the show (who is actually Julienne's brother - that's right, I watch DWTS). He's probably almost as good at waltzing as I am.

fibby said...

Well, Jefe - I can only vouch for your polka skills.

As I recall, I got stuck dancing the waltz with an awkward man who smelled kinda funny and didn't talk.

The Burger said...

Would that eventually make Fibby and I... brother-and-sister-in-law? Seems a bit... Shakespearean to me. No?

Anonymous said...

It all sounds Fiddler on the Roof-esque to me. And I love a good musical, so I support you in this Yente endeavor! EFS.

Pete said...

Oy Vey.

In college, my parents once mailed me a copy of "Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus."

I feel your pain.