Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The New Guy

At a party last week, I met a charming fellow who told me he was in his late '80s.  He was interesting, intelligent and an excellent conversationalist, a real pleasure to talk to. 

We were chatting away, thoroughly enjoying ourselves in our own little world when he said, "I'm blind, you know."

Well, I didn't know but I figured since he brought it up, he must want to talk about it, so I said, "Macular degeneration?"

"Yes." He responded.

Did it come on suddenly or was it gradual?" I asked.


"Do you have any vision left?"

"About fifteen percent."

"Can you see me at all?" I asked.

"I can see your outline." he said.

I touched his arm as I leaned in a little.  "I have something important to tell you." I said and I paused for effect.  "I'm very, very attractive."

"I thought so." he replied.

We both laughed.


Mae said...

An outline is better than just a line... what a line Chris!!! YOU are so creative!!

Kate Zimmerman said...

hahahaha I laughed out loud last night when I read that. You are so clever! I would have never thought of that so quickly. Bravo!

Rhona said...

Oh Chris...so sweet. I just love this.