Only dish-washing was available but he needed the summer job. He wanted to meet her.
So what if she was on exchange too? Or that she might think him a nobody?
A lifetime together was worth that summer of dishes, even if she wanted him to always be their dishwasher.
Joey doesn’t mind washing the dishes as long as she recognizes his cooking as a sign of affection rather than treating it as convenient “free food”. Either way, you can visit him at joeytoey.com
His wife left us alone.
“I’ve never met anyone as good at getting people to love them as you.” Love in the like-like way. For the last four years.
They drove me home; his wife hugged me.
Four months after they’d officiated our wedding, my husband and I left church.
m.nicole.r.wildhood is a Colorado transplant living in Seattle where she is a fair-weather cyclist. She’s been a scuba diver and saxophonist for over half her life and currently writes for Seattle’s street paper Real Change.