Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Curiosity Gets the Cat.....

In this scenario, I'm the cat.....

Let me explain. A couple weeks ago, I was staying at my sister's house. I didn't bring my laptop and wanted to check my email so I used hers. My husband sent me a document to read and as I was downloading the document I noticed there was one entitled "dating.xls".

My sister is single and her love of excel made me naturally think it was hers. Never did it enter my head that this document, housed in the download documents, belonged to anyone other than her. Curiosity got the best of me. I mean, why, or better yet, what would one capture in a dating excel spreadsheet.

Well....I was in for a surprise. I opened it up to discover pictures of women. I was saddened that she didn't feel comfortable telling me she was gay. I immediately talked with my husband and realized she would tell me when she was ready and it wasn't my place to bring it up. [Note: I didn't really realize this. He told me to shut my pie hole and when she was ready to tell me she would. I secretly hoped this was sooner than later]. However, I was totally disgusted because the women in the spreadsheet were half her age and the comments were pretty superficial. More about what the girl looked like than the conversation she had with her.

I was dumbfounded. I'm incredibly close with my sister and couldn't believe she was trolling for young women and how shallow she was. Seriously, I thought to myself, what a shallow, dirty letch. Didn't she know the rule about the lowest appropriate dating age? 1/2 your age + 7.

Luckily for me, I only had to hold my tongue for 1 day. The next morning we were talking about the speed of her computer and it came up that she couldn't believe she still had the dating spreadsheet on her computer [Background: A week or so before my mother died, my sister had told me the story she read on the Internet about this guy who tracked his dates on a spreadsheet and downloaded it so she could send it to me. She knew how much I love to goof on her about putting almost every piece of data in an excel spreadsheet. Well, we got distracted with life events and she never sent to me.]

I confessed to downloading the spreadsheet, and then, confessed my thoughts. I told her how I couldn't believe she'd think it okay to be such a letch just because she jumped the fence. She laughed at me.

I guess that's what I get for being curious. I'm glad I only had to wait 24 hours to learn my sister wasn't a creepy, shallow being.

13 comments:

DB said...

Okay I totally laughed out loud when I read this. My favorite line "I secretly hoped this was sooner rather than later". I ran across another "odd Excel list" on some other site and I can't remember what it was, but it was equally as amusing as the dating one.

YogaGirl

Gia said...

Hahahaha what a misunderstanding! I'm glad it didn't continue longer...would have made for some interesting situations, I'm sure.

Brian Miller said...

snort....i am glad it was a misunderstanding and that you cleared it up before it got too big...smiles.

Maria said...

Since I know your sister well and it was true that she was gay, I'd be pissed, because being the hottie I am, she never made a pass at me for all the years I've known her! LOL...

Logical Libby said...

I saw that post too1 Very glad I didn't download it. My husband would have been worried...

DB said...

@Maria okay that cracked me up. Of course you would be first on my list, rest assured! We could talk about People all day long....LOL.

Little Ms Blogger said...

@DB - this was very hard for me. I so wanted to talk about it, but new my husband would never let me forgot how wrong i was for talking it.

@Gia - you can't imagine. I brought up of the subject of her dating life that evening and she was saying nothing. If she wanted too long, I would have worked it into the next holiday conversation.

@Brian - I am too. I don't know how long I could have kept my mouth shut.

@Maria - You could only date her if you were a good Secret Santa :-)

@Logical Libby - okay your comment made me laugh.

@DB - don't forget you could also talk about Entertainment Weekly...

Spot said...

This is the best post I've read all day. How funny! And that is what happens when we snoop. Lol.

Glad things turned out alright and you didn't have to think your sister was a shallow letch for too long!

♥Spot

Brandy Lindsey said...

Glad everything turned out okay. Your post made me laugh.

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That's what you get for jumping to conclusions.

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