Big E's baseball season recently started. This is the second year his team is playing together. They lost a few players to other teams and have a few new players, but overall, it's the same team.
I was talking with one of the moms, S, on Friday night and we were discussing who left, who came back and who some of the new players are. She then said, "I am glad B is gone." (B is the mom of one of the boys who switched teams.) In my usual manner, I didn't say anything and just looked at her. She then continued, "She was a little too attracted to E." E is S's husband. Are you with me?
I honestly can't remember the last time I had to physically, mentally and emotionally stifle a giggle, a smile or anything remotely related to a giggle or a smile. Actually, let's just be honest, I was struggling to not burst out with hysterical laughter. Thank goodness I had a drink in my hand, because I just started sipping to try to give my face something to do! She made this comment with a totally serious expression and maybe even a little bit of anger. All I was thinking was "Have I missed something?" E is a nice guy and all, but I find it hard to believe B would be interested in him. Oh, and B is married. I am not naive enough to think any of this would stop a wild love affair, but it just seemed so comical and I am laughing just typing this out. I don't think I will ever be able to look at S the same again!
I also thought she was taking a bit of a risk sharing this information with me and I am reminded why I often don't respond to comments like this and just let the person keep talking. She and I do not know each other well at all. She has no clue who I am friends with. Reality is, B could be my BFF and S would not know that. So she really took quite a risk telling me that. I have really learned to filter what I say. With two relocations in three years, I have learned to keep a lot to myself until you really get to know people (and then I still keep a lot to myself!). I have learned to observe a lot and say nothing to casual acquaintances. Save that crazy, gossipy stuff for your nearest and dearest, TRUSTWORTHY friends. Or you could just put it on your blog. No one will find out about it there, right?