I try to inflict my brand of humor on people I meet in public places. Often, in grocery stores when I am in the quick line for people who have fifteen or less items, I say to the person in front of me, “Sir, you really shouldn’t be in this line, you have at least eighty grapes there.” Sometimes they just give me a dirty look, but they usually laugh. You just have to lighten up.

Funny things often happen to me. One time when Rene broke her thumb she had it in a splint for several weeks. We went back to the doctor one day to check on its progress and as we walked in to the reception area a man entered at the same time. We checked in with the receptionist, but he did not. When the nurse called us back to the examination room, she said to the man, “You can come back, too.” So he did. The nurse ushered us all into a small examination room. We sat there awkwardly waiting for the doctor. I thought, “This is very odd. They must be short of exam rooms.” The doctor finally came in. He greeted us as Mr. and Mrs. Dubay. The guy said, “I’m not with them.” After an embarrassed explanation from the nurse, the man was ushered to his own examination room.

Why did the cat get detention at school?

my hyacinths

my hyacinths


Because he was a cheetah.


About dmdubay

Since retiring from Northwest Airlines and moving to the Pacific Northwest, I have more time to devote to writing. My first novel, "Tales of Two Sisters" was published over a year ago. I have been writing poetry for a long time and am attempting to collate my poetry into a short book, with pictures. A sequel to "Tales of Two Sisters" should be getting closer to completion soon. Gardening and tending the vineyard take a lot of time in the summer. Even though I love the outdoors, these activities do cut down on my writing. So I appreciate that wintertime allows me time to write. Writing, for me, is what brings things into focus and helps me to make sense of the things that life brings. It is a gift to me and I hope that it will be to you also.
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1 Response to awkward

  1. K.T. McKee says:

    You are such a jewel, my friend. Miss you.


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