Me and Dexter, we had a lot to say. Dexter is from Trinidad and I’m from the Midwest and we talked about politics and the election and the shitty state of the world and that turned into ways to save money in this current economic crisis and then…we were talking about alcohol.
Dexter Thinks I’m Pregnant and Other News
And how expensive it is. And how I don’t drink anymore so I save a lot of money on alcohol.
“Really, you don’t drink at all? Not even wine? Why not?”
“Oh yeah, you are a super healthy kind of girl?”
“Well, yes, but….”
And then I thought, what the hell? Maybe it was from being in the house for almost 48 hours, but I told Dexter I was trying to get pregnant. And he said, without blinking:
“Oh yeah? The old-fashioned way or artificial insemination?” (We aren’t rainbow flag type of girls, but I guess he saw the wedding photos….)
Me, totally Blinking, “Um, artificial insemination.”
“Oh yeah, that’s good! My wife and I did that. How’s that going for you?”
“Well, not too good, I’m not pregnant yet.”
This turned into a conversation where Dexter told me without hesitation how he and his wife tried to have a baby for 3 years, she had 2 miscarriages and finally they went to “that Jewish hospital by Union Square” where they took his sperm, spun it in tube, put it on his wife’s eggs and then put everything back in her body.
“Your wife did IVF?”
“I don’t remember what you call it, but yes, I think that’s it. And now our daughter is one month old today! Anyway, I think you are pregnant. I hope you are. It’s great you are doing this. I can tell from talking to you that you are going to be a very good mother, very responsible and aware kind of mother. Good luck to you.”
Wow. You just never know where you’re going to get support. The most unlikely places seem to creep up just when you need them.
PS-I got the TV just in time to see the 30 minute Obama special. He is so powerful. Did anyone else bawl their heads off or was that just me?
I also cried at a commercial for a Bora Bora hotel chain.
TV is so beautiful. I’m ready for winter now.
PSS–I finally made it out of the house to get milk. The deli guy was having a crappy night and yelling at someone on the phone, so when he handed me my change, I said thank you in Arabic and the biggest smile broke out on his face. Then I almost cried.