Completely OT but if you want a crazy story
I had a friend in high school who was a couple of years older than me. He was like a big brother. Nothing ever even remotely romantic. We were close for a few years after but life happened and by the time I graduated we lost touch. So I had not seen him in 20 years when DH and I moved into our rented house together. I was so excited when I found out we were neighbors! Plus our son's were the same age and instant best friends. I thought, how great! We have family friends 2 doors down- cook outs, wine on the porch, this will be great!
Well, he was really distant and his wife really didn't make an effort other than to tell me how much they loved my son, and I would do the same with her. I just figured they either weren't the social types or his wife didn't want him have a female friend. Either way, totally get it. No pressure! In the 3 years we lived in that house we never did more than the 30 second- "Hi, how are you?" passing each other in the neighborhood thing.
The weekend before Thanksgiving, as I have a moving truck in the driveway, I am outside and he pulls into the drive. I ask if he is ok and he tells me he left his wife for his DOMINATRIX. Yep... I have not talked to this dude about more than the weather in 23 years but sure, that's how we start!
Long story short, he works for a ship builder and traveled to Seattle 2 years ago. He met a chick they had an affair. His wife found out and forgave him. Welp, the chick he cheated with husband is in the Navy and they just got stationed here. The affair started back but her husband is ok with it because it is just dominatrix stuff- no sex. (mmmmmK???) The old friend's wife found out that things started back and threw him out. I told him to get a lawyer since they have 2 kids. To keep the kids out of the drama and focus on the relationship with him.
WELL... the wife called me and asked if I had been talking to her husband. I said yes and I told her that I want nothing to do with their issues and that my only concern was for their kids, because of the things I have been through and that my son is so close to her's and I want to make sure that they are ok. She was fine with that but I have become her divorce negotiation sounding board- I do bring her back to reasonable often but wow... remind me to off DH if we ever split. I am not going through another divorce!!!
ANYWAY... the plot thickens! Remember that the dominatrix's husband is in the Navy?? Guess who he works with- DIRECTLY on the same ship?? MY DH! Guess who is going to a formal event tonight for the ship and will be seated at the table with the dominatrix homewrecker?? >>> THIS CHICK<<<
I hope I have just the right amount of alcohol where I don't say something stupid but am not a total bitch to her either! Lord help me!