have an interesting weekend!

2013-3-15I have an interesting tale to tell you.
Me and my wife Diana have a dog, whose name is coffee.  Coffee the dog.  It leads to some confusing statements like “i’m gonna go home and get coffee”, and responses like “we have coffee in the church kitchen, you don’t need to go home”.  We just got coffee (the dog) in the last month or so, she’s pretty darn cute, still getting used to the whole pet owner thing.
Anyways, today i’m walking coffee around a park, trout lake to be exact, and this chinese guy comes up to me, and with quite broken english, says, “cute!  Your dog looks like a lion.  How much?”  and I thought he was asking how old she was, which is one of two questions we are asked (the other is “what breed is that?”) so I say “about four months.”  And then he says “Four!? That’s way too much.  I won’t go a penny over three thousand.  Your dog looks like a lion!”  At this point, I guess, it turns out, he didn’t know i was talking about months in a year, and he made it clear to me that he wanted to buy my dog?  Cause of her lion-like looks?  Or at least, that’s the best that I can make sense of it.  Anyways, it was… interesting.   In the negative sense.  He kept insisting that he’d give me three thousand dollars for my dog.  I get pretty awkward in high pressure situations like that, so I kissed coffee goodbye and now we have a new TV!
nah, I basically just said “Ok then!  You have a good day,” and walked away with my top-dollar-dog.  With every step, I heard the guy chuckle “your dog looks like a lion ha ha,”.  Surreal.
Have a super interesting weekend!

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