I have not minded having a 7 month vacation from Visiting Teaching. Visiting Teaching is a way that the women in the Mormon church establish friendships, serve each other, and make sure that needs are being met.
It has been nice not to have that bit of guilt leading up to a last week of the month. But it has been fun to get going with it again, especially as I have a fun companion and all the ladies we visit seem genuinely happy to have us come (a big change from my last route where my companion, though fun, was working and going to school and hard to catch up with, and the ladies we visited didn't particularly like us)
So, we were visiting this one woman. And she said something that I am still pondering. Maybe you can help me with the translation...
I was telling a little story and I said something about how my husband is good at conversation, especially in getting to know people really quickly. I also mentioned that I am the opposite and tend to get stuck after "Hi." "How are you?" and "Where are you from?"
She responed with this: "Yeah, I KNOW, when I first met you and your husband I thought: What does he even see in her? He is such a great guy, and what could he possibly she in HER?"
She said it more than once to make her point.
She didn't seem to be joking, though we were all laughing at that humorous little joke.
But I was left wondering, Huh?
Is that the kind of thing you just say to someone?
I mean really, we have lived her for 7 months, and this is only the second or third time we have talked. I know who she is and all, but our paths don't often cross on Sunday, as I teach a children's class. Though for the short time that I attended Relief Society when we first moved here, she did not sit near me or attempt to get to know me. Waaa!
What does he see in her? Shesh, that's easy, he's got one smokin' hot babe as a wife. Not much of a conversationalist, apparently, but she's hott!
Am I right?