April 27, 2007

Mrs. Robinson???

Funny thing happened....ok. Never mind. That line is just TOO tired to use.

However, I do have a quick funny story.

While on the tour yesterday I had "an encounter". wink wink

One of the escorts for our group was responsible for the station of the tour that talks about the new memorial planned.

As I walked up to his station I had to smile. There he stood, so tall and proud and handsome in his uniform. I caught his eye and reminded him he had been the one to bring my group into the courtyard that morning.

He got a big smile and confirmed my memory. So we started a bit of a banter, just talking about the day and such. Then the Mayor of Spokane WA and his group came up and the Sailor gave his presentation.

He was efficient, thorough and very good at what he does.

So when it was over, I told him. We chatted some more and headed out on the rest of the tour.

After visiting the Memorial Chapel, we had to go to the elevators across from his station.

As we waited, he and I were chatting. Then it happened. He asked if I wanted to meet for a drink while in town next weekend.

OK. Now wait a minute. A handsome man in uniform just asked me out.

Hell - a MAN actually asked me out.

I don't remember the last time that happened.

I smiled and winked and thanked him as I got on the elevator.

Folks - I think he was half my age.

So...a handsome man in uniform that was half my age asked me out.

I'm pretty sure that has NEVER happened to me before.

I'm not kiddin' folks - it was one HELL of a day!! On more levels than you'll ever know.

Posted by Tammi at April 27, 2007 08:06 AM | TrackBack

Dear Lord girl! I hope you said yes, you better have said yes! Hell, I'da said yes and I'm hitched!

Posted by: oddybobo at April 27, 2007 08:25 AM

No, I didn't say yes. Hell - I was in shock. I'm lucky I didn't fall getting on to the elevator.

Plus it was probably like that one episode of Golden Girls where the young hunk asks Blanche out, because he missed spending time with his mother..........

Posted by: Tammi at April 27, 2007 08:34 AM

Oh come on! Go track that man down!!

Posted by: Richmond at April 27, 2007 09:43 AM

:-O awesome. hey, if he asked you out and didn't say, "would you like to get a drink, ma'am?" i don't think he was missing his mother...

you should get asked out more often.

Posted by: sarahk at April 27, 2007 10:19 AM

Seriously, track that boy down. Hell, tie that boy down and do Tequila Shots off his ass!

Posted by: oddybobo at April 27, 2007 11:13 AM

You just made women all over the world cry, how could you pass-up an opportunity to go for drinks with a man in uniform.

We may have to disbar you from the "Women who love men in uniform" club.

Posted by: Quality Weenie at April 27, 2007 11:16 AM

Hey! In my defense, I was in shock.

Seriously. Look at the variables, for cryin' out loud.




Any one of those items would be a shock to my system, put them all together AND ADD IN THE FACT THAT I WAS AT THE PENTAGON and well, I'm amazed I didn't melt into a puddle right there in front of the damned elevator.

Posted by: Tammi at April 27, 2007 11:20 AM

I'm with Tammi, if I had been in her shoes I would also have been in shock, 'cause I have NEVER been asked out by a young, cute guy in uniform. Hell, I'd never make it to the elevator 'cause I'd swoon and fall right over on the spot!

And Oddy: You really need to consider that posting this: "tie that boy down and do Tequila Shots off his ass!" although hysterically funny (I almost spewed my screen) might not go off well with the electorate. Hysterically funny though! The visual still has me smiling... I've been to the Pentagon... a few times. It's my favorite place in DC!

Posted by: michele at April 27, 2007 12:16 PM

Oh well.... but damn, girl. Nice job!

Posted by: caltechgirl at April 27, 2007 12:25 PM

Well, the female half of the electorate would be "Whoo Hoo!" and the male half would be "is she cute?"

But michele, you are right! I need to temper my comments a bit!

Posted by: oddybobo at April 27, 2007 12:34 PM

You are bat shit crazy for not pursuing this! Hell, even I have had young men in uniform half my age ask me out for a drink.

Oh wait- those WERE my sons!

You have orders, lady- get your butt back to the Pentagon next weekend!!

Posted by: Raging Mom at April 27, 2007 02:37 PM

now can we lay off picking on me about the age thing?

And I refer you to the posting by my uniformed blogson who talks about older women.

Posted by: RSM at April 27, 2007 06:10 PM

You're so cute, Tammi!!! I love your enthusiam for the Schmentagon.... For those of us who spent so much time there (four years for me), it's definitely NOT that exciting! Though D.C. is the most electric city that I have ever been to....

Also, you may want to consider that younger guy wasn't THAT young and also that older women have MUCH more to offer.... I know quite a few men that are much younger that would rather have a good time with a 'secure' woman, someone who isn't playing games and actually HAS a personality.... You should give yourself a chance!!!

Speaking of chance -- did I get my pics to you in time or... I'm sorry!!!

Posted by: Allicadem at April 27, 2007 07:14 PM

Did you ask him to repeat that....in your good ear?


Posted by: Jerry at April 27, 2007 11:03 PM

I was gonna say just what RSM said. If you're smart, you'll get 'hold of that one next weekend. Pentagon or not. :)

Posted by: RedNeck at April 28, 2007 06:37 AM

I can understand your shock at being asked out. You weren't really there looking for that, or expecting it...

BUT TAMMI!!!!! The good Lord gives us chances and we gots to take 'em, girl! [Doing my best "Hillary thinks she's southern" impression]
Seriously. Grab onto life, because it's so very short.

And Oddy is now my hero. ;)

Posted by: pam at April 28, 2007 09:57 AM

They let 10-year olds in the military now? Huh.

Posted by: Ogre at May 1, 2007 01:32 PM

Did he meet the height requirement?

Anyway, I say "Save a tank. Ride a soldier".

Posted by: Harvey at May 3, 2007 10:07 AM
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