I Wouldn’t Give You Twenty Cents For A Grudge

26 Jun
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What’s the longest grudge you’ve ever held?

I have mentioned this before: the 20 cents it cost us to get into a museum of modern art, on our honeymoon in Cape Town, twenty-six years ago.

On that same honeymoon, I spent the happiest two Rand: we spotted some pretty side plates in an antique shop and it was the first time the Hub ever said, ‘My wife would like to look at those, please.’  I blushed and simpered, and it still makes me smile.



14 Responses to “I Wouldn’t Give You Twenty Cents For A Grudge”

  1. vivinfrance June 26, 2011 at 11:04 #

    I don’t believe in bearing grudges, except against inanimate objects, politicians and bankers! Do you still have the sideplates?


    • Tilly Bud June 27, 2011 at 10:25 #

      Sadly, no. They got broken over the years. My precious last one was dropped by a niece. I don’t bear a grudge.


  2. Paula Tohline Calhoun June 26, 2011 at 14:49 #

    The LONGEST grudge that I have ever held was 2.5 inches long, but it was feisty for such a little guy!


  3. mairedubhtx June 26, 2011 at 15:21 #

    You’re a better person than I am, Tilly.


  4. nrhatch June 26, 2011 at 16:32 #

    Love your happy honeymoon memory!

    I tend to forgive and forget pretty easily . . . but I’m not sure I’ve ever fully forgiven my parents for putting my dog Muffin to sleep without giving me a chance to say good-bye.

    Instead of telling me the truth, they lied and said the vet would be bringing him to our new house because he got car sick.

    They thought we’d forget about Muffin in the excitement of moving and unpacking.
    I didn’t.

    It isn’t just that they killed my dog . . . it’s that they understood me so little.


    • Tilly Bud June 27, 2011 at 10:31 #

      That’s really sad, and not the first time I’ve heard of that sort of thing. Parents mean well but often get it wrong.


  5. gigihawaii June 26, 2011 at 17:22 #

    Tilly, you’ve been married 26 years? Congrats! I’ve been married for almost 31 years, but it seems like forever.


  6. Tinman June 26, 2011 at 19:49 #

    You’re married 26 years? Us too (well, next week).

    The honeymoon story is lovely.


  7. eof737 June 27, 2011 at 10:09 #

    Grudges are a waste of time… But I believe in moving on and closing the door on a lousy experience and perpetrator (now I sound like a cop). LOL! 🙂


    • Tilly Bud June 27, 2011 at 10:37 #

      Me too. I don’t even stay mad for more than thirty minutes, if that.


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