Monday, February 1, 2010

Don't you worry, I'm your girl



In the last few months, I have made another new friend in Tampa. We're both new to town, so I think we're both excited to make new friends so we've met for lunch and also gone to dinner with our families. K is a hoot! One day recently we were making those COOL pirate shirts at her house and we came inside to get something for the children to eat. She opened her refrigerator and started saying, "Oh, please don't look". I assured her that it looked fine. Then, she said, "If something happens to me, I expect you to come over and clean my refrigerator." Confused, I replied, "What do you mean? Why?" K replied, "Well, you know all of those church ladies will be over here stuffing casseroles in the refrigerator, and I don't want them to see all of the mess in here. You have got to promise you will come over and clean my refrigerator for me if I am dead!" At this point, I couldn't help but laugh. Only a Southern girl would worry about her refrigerator! :) K didn't ask me to console her children or bring dinner, she wants to make sure things in her refrigerator are in order. I replied, "Don't worry, I'm your girl!" She responded, "Now you know we're really becoming true friends." I love it! Yes, K, we are!

13 comments:

pink green & southern said...

yes, a true southerner!!!

paige said...

too funny!!
signed another true southern woman!

EntertainingMom said...

was it really bad or not so bad? I have friends who think something is so messy when it really isn't!

Travelbug Mom said...

i'm a northerner (wannabe southerner) and I could so relate....everyone needs a good friend like you!
...and EM I have "those" friends too....Oh, excuse the mess" and everything is perfect and dusted!

Susan said...

Very cute and very true. It reminds me of the part in Fiddler On The Roof where the mom is sweeping out the house before they leave and Teva yells at her to just leave it and she says she wants the house to be clean before they tear it down. Hmmmmm

Love Being a Nonny said...

Church ladies bringing casseroles...too funny!! Love it!

Angie H. said...

Everyone needs a friend like that.... :)

Gwennie said...

You need to read Julia Reed's books, like "Queen of the Turtle Derby". There is a chapter on funeral food and cleaning out the frig. She is from Mississippi, so she knows of what she writes!

The B Family said...

Oh--I think about those church ladies every time I leave the house! There is a certain standard my home must always meet . . . just in case. . . (I also have to clean before the cleaners come every week, but that's another topic)

Kim said...

Now that is CLASSIC!
Love & Blessings from a displaced Southern Girl!

Kristin said...

What? You're in Tampa?? Where do you live? I'm in Carrollwood! A few other bloggers and I have been talking about a Tampa area get together. Interested?

bevysblog said...
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bevysblog said...

Oh! My refrigerator is a mess... I love your friend already! And you should have seen me before the Tour of Homes: I cleaned mine even though no one was supposed to look in there. But what if they did?!?! HORRORS!!!