Apr 17 2015

Imaginary hospitality

Dr. Darling and I have a long-running joke between us in which we both casually make references to (what I HOPE is) her imaginary girlfriend. The idea is to out-cheek each other, and we’ve gotten pretty good at it over the years if today’s round is any indication.

It started when the Swede won her office’s “there-are-too-many-people-on-the-schedule” lottery this morning and ended up with an unexpected day off. (The imaginary girlfriend often turns up when she is home alone.)

Because I had spent three days traveling on business this week, I was in a position to leave my office early enough to join Dr. Darling for “fika” … the Swedish equivalent of England‘s afternoon tea, but with deliciously strong Swedish coffee. And when I realized this, the following text message exchange ensued:

Shazz: What are your plans for fika?

Dr. D: I have a date with my lover, unless my wife comes home to fika with me.

Shazz: Cheeky Monkey. Be sure she’s out the door by 3 p.m. OR ELSE …

Dr. D: “Or else” what?

Shazz: Or else you’ll have to make extra coffee.

1 comment

  1. mstibbs

    Ha ha ha ha ha

Feed my ego!

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