Sunday, June 24, 2007

Let's play it by ear

Few years ago before I met my husband, I was casually dating few guys, in hopes of possibly developing a serious relationship.

I met this deaf guy, Jeff, on a blind date set up by a mutual friend of ours.

Sitting in a restaurant, we chatted amicably, getting to know each other. Although Jeff was not an "intellectual" to my disappointment, he was considered a "street smart" guy.

Soon after the meal were served, Jeff mentioned that when he asked our mutual friend when the actual date of our blind date would be, she said, "Oh I am not sure. But let's play it by ear." (The phrase meant to wait and see what happens. )

Apparently not comprehending this 'hearing phrase', he asked me, "Is she playing games with me?"