The Odds are Good, but the Goods are Odd... September 17, 2012 20:30
When I lived in NYC, I never got asked out on dates from men. OK, I will admit, I got the occasional date, but it wasn't often. I promise I'm not asking for sympathy, but I am merely stating a fact. I bet you there are a lot of ladies out there in the Big City who could relate. Anyhow, I digress.
Moving to Jackson Hole, Wyoming has been great for a woman's ego. Starting day one of living in Jackson Hole, I was asked out by a man. I heard the phrase "The Odds are Good (They are actually GREAT!), but the Goods are Odd..."
For instance, I went on a few dates with a guy who had "no plumbing". When I shared this piece of information with some girlfriends over dinner in NYC on one of my return trips, one of my girlfriends asked "You mean he has ED (erectile dysfunction)?" NO! He literally has no plumbing since he lives in a yurt, but shares a communal outhouse. However, this is no typical yurt. This abode has the most amazing views of the Grand Tetons and Animal Kingdom outside his front door--buffalo, elk, bald eagles. He's a wonderful chap and still a friend.
Another Jackson Hole local I dated lived in a garage--the type of garage you park cars in and store gear. Not only did he live in a garage, but also he had a roommate in the same garage! I am not joking--a garage. It was an interesting experience hanging out in an insulated garage with a roommate. He's also a wonderful chap and I see him around town.
Is it too much to expect to date a guy who has a job? One very good looking skid aka "ski bum" guy asked me out on New Years Eve. I was quite flattered and in my somewhat tipsy state I asked him the innocuous question "How will you pay for the date?" knowing that he more busy skiing and not working. Being the charming self that he was, he answered "It's Sunday, I'll get a job Tuesday, make some money and then take you out that weekend." I found it all so tempting as he was so darling, but I just couldn't pull the trigger. Alas, we are on good terms and see each other around town as well.
Oh I have many more Jackson Hole dating stories and these are perhaps more of the "tame" ones. I am afraid that if I write the unabridged version, I will soon be chased out of beautiful Jackson Hole.
All I can say is the phrase "The Odds are Good, but the Goods are Odd..." does have some truth to it! ;-)