New Castle News
NEW CASTLE —
You may wonder where the inspiration for my blogs comes from.
Sometimes, I wonder that myself.
Here is a great example of how it happens.
It was Sunday afternoon, and my wife and I were sitting in our recliners, sort of relaxing.
The house was silent, when all of a sudden she blurts out, "I didn't know that!"
At first I looked around to see who she was talking to. I thought perhaps she had come up with an invisible friend or something, and I could start making plans to have her committed.
I saw no one.
Curiosity got the best of me. I asked, "What didn't you know, dear?"
She was looking at a gold chain necklace that she had just removed from her neck. She said, "This is 14-carat gold."
Since it is unusual for my wife to wear any jewelry that didn't come from Dollar General, I asked, "Where did you get it?"
She told me that I had gotten it for her.
I replied, "You know I only buy the best for you."
I am not into jewelry so I asked, "What does 14-carat gold mean?"
She said, "It means it's better than 10 carat gold."
What a great explanation! She should be on the History Channel, just explaining stuff.
She has had that thing for 15 years, and is now just finding out that it's a half decent one?
I'll remember that, the next time I go shopping.
If it takes her 15 years to figure out how much I paid for something, at her current age, I might as well buy the cheap stuff. She won't be able to read the tag in 15 years.
I hope they make a one carat. I'll just etch a four next to it before I give it to her.
By the way, she still has not worn the scarf I got her for Valentine’s Day. Maybe 15 years from now she'll say, "I didn't know I had this."
Of course, she will probably be speaking to the other residents in the home.