The Engineer and I went to the American Women Geoscientists annual silent auction and wine tasting on Saturday evening. I saw an ammonite necklace that tickled my fancy, so I put the opening bid on it. It was upped a couple of times, so I rebid. I rebid again after a few more uppings. The Engineer wandered by just as my third bid was trumped. I sighed.
He asked, "Do you really like it?"
"Yes," I replied.
So he walked over and bid 50% over the last bid.
He's an engineer through and through, he's not comfortable with human emotion, but he loves me.
I'm more than a little fond of him too.