Lost Opportunity

I was on the Queen street car when an ample Spanish woman boarded. She had a cart and a large black garbage bag full of laundry. She had rosy cheeks and she was chatting incessantly with the driver. When it was time to get off, I walked up behind her and offered to carry her laundry off. She was really happy and when we got out she looked at me and said “Oh wow, you are so gorgeous and big. Are you married”? I’m not sure why I said yes, but I did, and then she said… “Oh too bad, I wanted you to be my sister in law”. As I walked away, I shook my head at my lost opportunity – there is probably a robust, jolly, Latin American man out there who is my soul mate and now I’ll never know

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