Hour 16, day 2 of travel from Austin, Texas to Benson, Arizona…
Shelley: Doesn’t it make you uncomfortable how much people share with you when you’ve just met them?
John: Definitely. Like the french guy who shared why his first wife died, then how he sold everything believing his RVing days were over. But his second wife loved being on the road so much, he had to buy everything all over again. All I wanted to know was how his TV satellite dish worked.
Shelley: Right? What about that elderly couple who insisted we join them for a glass of wine in their RV? While you talked to the old boy about RVs, his wife shared with me about the first time she had sex with her husband. It was a disaster.
Shelley: She then patted me on the leg, winked and said,
“But honey, with a little practice it became so much fun.”
John: Ak. Ak. Wayyyy too much information. Do you remember the time we were leaving the Phoenix RV park when the gate guard cheerily said,
“Safe travels. Don’t know if I’ll be alive when you get back, I’m going in for a breast cancer operation.”
Shelley: I do. We’d never laid eyes on her before. What do you say to that?
John: I have no idea. The worst part is people smile and wait for your share. Somehow saying that you live in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC, doesn’t seem enough.
Shelley: True. But it’s better than allowing your competitive spirit to rear its ugly head. Like last Thanksgiving morning, when were with the Mullens preparing turkey dinners for the homeless, a woman we had not said more than, “Hello” to shared with Tod and I that feeding the homeless wasn’t her biggest donation. Heading to the hospital in a weeks time to donate her kidney to a man she met on the golf course only a month ago was. It was all I could do not to say,
“Oh really? Last week when I donated one kidney, one lung and one toe to a young woman who had her entire life to live, I felt so fulfilled. That was definitely my biggest donation.”
Shelley and John
Have a listen to this podcast, “Friday Night Comedy” which hails from England. Similar to “Wait Wait Don’t tell me” it deals with current events. Mostly in England and Europe. Now and then it hops the pond. Yes, even this show has a go at Rob Ford. Sigh.