Me: “Hi! I’m Ronda Doherty. Flynn’s mom. Nice to meet you.”
Joe: “Nice to meet you too. Doherty. Mmmm…that’s Irish. You don’t look Irish. ”
Me: “Yeah. I know. I married an Irish guy.”
Joe: “I see. How bout you? What’s your background? Ya gotta be Italian.”
Me: (Damn it! I hate this question) “No. I’m not Italian. I’m a mutt.”
Me: “I’m little of everything. I donno. I’m American. An American mutt.”(awkward pause but I keep the conversation positive) “Mutt’s are healthier and live longer ya know?”
Joe: (slowly backs away and laughs an uncomfortable laugh as he waves goodbye)
Goodbye Joe. You don’t know Mrs. D yet but one day you will appreciate a good mutt. Small talk blows. Someone save me.