It may surprise some of you…or most of you…that Men of varying ages often send me emails, messages--- even try to call me. I don’t usually respond; it’s a waste of my time…as well as theirs. I seldom know the person contacting me and believe me when I say "I learned my lesson about "gamblin" on men--- long ago.
I was writing on my laptop when a message notice popped up from someone named Jack. Jack’s last name was unfamiliar and---his first name was definitely one “strike” against him but… on impulse... I opened the message. Instead of the usual trite and boring question: “How are you doing?”---this guy Jack asked: “Sally, are you happy?”
I can’t remember the last time anyone asked me that question so I decided to answer. I said: “For me, no two days are the same. I look for satisfaction and a degree of happiness in everything I do.” About ten minutes passed before I got this reply: “Okay, I think I understood that. I’m looking for a companion…but I’m not sure you are.” I should have left well-enough alone but…I couldn’t let him have the “last word” so I wrote: “I would enjoy having a close friend…a very-special and true confidante. It would be fun having someone who liked sharing a variety of adventures while looking at the world through “curious” eyes”!
Almost immediately, Jack responded: “Okay that helps. I’m basically looking for the same. My profile states---I’m a single cowboy looking for adventures, who loves to travel and has “tons” to offer. The simple life is my life. I want to add someone to it but I don’t want a complicated life….no drama, just fun. I like your looks but I needed to know more about you. From what you’ve written, I think I’m looking for a more-personal touch but…thanks anyway.”
The Cowboy’s quick farewell seemed strange---so I entered his name on Facebook. Dear old Jack had very-few photos of himself but one photo showed him wearing chaps and standing beside a horse trailer. He was trim-enough with gray hair and moustache, nice-looking and I’d estimate—“somewhere-over-seventy “.
Jack had nearly one thousand FB Friends and most were women. In fact, he was seriously “following” two women. I guess they were both finalists in the “TONS TO OFFER” Adventure. One said she’d grown-up with her own horse and loved “all things horses”. This finalist was young, probably in her twenties so….maybe Jack could be her “sugar daddy” or-- even better-- her “Rhinestone Cowboy”!
The other finalist was older and judging from her appearance and suggestive clothing….I suspect she’s quite “handy” when it comes to men….but she didn’t mention how she “handled” horses.
I don’t doubt the older “finalist” has a unique “personal touch”…..something I appeared to lack. In fact, she might be able to teach Jack more than a few things about “FUN AND ADVENTURE”---especially with his “tons to offer”. Too Bad...we'll never know if Jack was referring to his money, horses, play toys, personal equipment... or a special "talent".
Clearly, Jack and I have nothing in common. He lives in Utah, attended Brigham Young University, he's Mormon, and has spent lots of time on farms and the “wide-open-spaces”. Judging from his many Facebook photos of women in interesting stages of “undress”….Jack likes his women to look-like “Show Horses”.
Maybe Mormon Men like their women to “show” a lot so it’s easier for the men to “horse” around.
Well......I'll just keep lovin' my all-time favorites....Roy Rogers and Trigger. And, I don't plan on trading my Crown for a Cowgirl Hat...anytime soon.
MY DEAR FRIENDS---simply make living " FUN" while you continue to Stay Close!