Wednesday, August 20, 2008
…back to our regularly scheduled programming.
Lots of men around the house these days as the front flagstone path is being repaired. (Backbreaking work.) These guys are polite, friendly, funny – and some of them are built.
I leave the side door unlocked so they can use the basement bathroom. (They are extremely neat and tidy, too. This rates right up there with the being built.) Late yesterday afternoon I was going out and figured they’d be finished for the day before my return. I didn’t want the door left unlocked.
I mentioned this to the Head Guy and also said (discreetly – with lowered voice), “So this is last call for a bathroom break. Check if anyone wants to tinkle.”
Yes, I actually said “tinkle” to this big, hulking guy.
He smiles and HOLLERS to the crew (my neighbours could hear!), “Anyone need to use the bathroom? Does anyone want a last “tinkle??!!”
Hoots of laughter and shouts of, “Nah, don’t have to tinkle,” and “I’m good,” from the guys. They knew the word did not originate with the boss.
And lots of big grins and more laughter accompanied by, “Have a good time,” “See you tomorrow!” and “Thanks for everything!” calls to me as I wended my through the tools and debris to get to my car parked on the street.
I was blushing.
Maybe I’ll keep the side door locked today - see who gets the last laugh.