She Said by Dena Hill Pockets of Love
Are you related to a kangaroo somewhere down the line? You cram so much stuff in your pockets that you bulge in all directions and then you ask me to take out my trusty sewing machine and fix your torn pockets like new again. It's impossible to sew on fabric that doesn't exist. You probably carry four heavy chains of keys (and I bet you don't even know what some of them unlock), a trifold wallet (I've bought you billfolds that are slimmer but you conveniently lose them) receipts from years past (can't throw anything away), calling cards that could be filed elsewhere for easier reference, candy, comb, two cell phones, glasses, chewing gum, and a variety of pens. Meanwhile, you ask me to put a few things in my purse for you such as extra glasses, drink packets, Advil, hand sanitizer, stain remover, lint brush, and camera. So here we come down the street with me following ten steps behind you like Attila the Hun with my backpack so laden with stuff that I can hardly walk. I have two words for you...man purse.
bag like yours that weighs over 75 lbs, you would never have to fix another pocket for my pants. In our small city, most men are carrying a wallet, bi-fold or tri-fold, not a man purse, I only carry the essential items including money to buy you dinner each night and to pay for anything else we do on a date. I could carry my personal items in the glove compartment of my car and change it out if I drive my other car, or we take your car, or when we ride in other people’s cars to go out to dinner (with money kept in my wallet). Now, I realize that the three times in ten years that I have asked you to sew my pockets have been an extreme hardship on your daily life. I will do my best to avoid asking you to do such a difficult and timeconsuming job ever again. I guess I could ask my mother to repair them. I might add she has never complained one time and always welcomed her son with open arms whenever he needed a helping hand in any situation. Yes, I agree you are not my mom, but don't you think that every man is looking for a woman who treats her man like his mother treated him? Maybe it is just me and you are probably right that I took advantage of you on this “sewing my pocket thing”. Next time just remind me to give them to my mother. Did I happen to mention she never complains?
She said He said
he Said by Larry Oldham I should talk about all the junk you carry in your handbag. But I won't. I am too much of a gentleman. If I did have a
He Said / She Said can be seen in Showcase Magazine.
Published on Oct 5, 2009