I had to laugh at Hank this afternoon as we were riding home from brunch...and you have to promise that you won't think I'm being vain, but repeating a compliment that someone recently paid me is essential to the point of this little anecdote.
To set up the story, we bought our Christmas tree at the locally owned nursery just down the road from our house the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I was on my way to do some shopping and Hank was going back to work after lunch so we were in separate cars. After we chose the tree, I left him there to settle up.
Cut to today...So...we're riding along and the conversation goes like this...
Hank: After you left the other day, Jody (the owner) said that she'd never met you before...she said you were pretty.
Belle: Gosh, that was nice...I really wasn't at my best that day.
Hank: Well, I was kind of insulted...
Belle: (looking at him like he's lost his mind)
Hank: (slightly under his breath) Like she thought that I'd have an ugly wife.