I seem to have misplaced my wife. Tragic, I know. See, I got home from work late Friday night and she was gone. Saw nothing of her Saturday either. Woke up Sunday—still no wife.
Okay, I admit, she wasn’t actually missing. If that were the case, I probably wouldn’t be just calmly writing about it. Well, maybe I would, I do like to write...
Anyway, she was on a planned trip to visit our son for a few days. So, I was here alone for the weekend. But that’s okay, I do know how to function without her—for short periods. Still, I’m thinking I should have gone with her on this trip. Not because I missed her, which I did, but the reason is a bit more... well, I would say selfish but missing her is kind of selfish too so—why don’t I just tell my story.
As most red-blooded Americans, I like guns. Big guns, little guns. Old guns, new guns. I like looking at them, buying them, and shooting them. And I like... well, you get the idea. My wife, on the other hand, is not really big on guns. She doesn’t have anything against guns; she’s just not into them quite the way I am.
So, if I told you that one of us had experienced shooting a machine gun, you’d probably say it was I and not my wife. But, you’d be wrong. And that’s why I should have joined her on her trip.
See, my son takes after me; he likes guns. Which is why he took his mother to a shooting range that rents out various types of firearms including, machine guns. Pay a “small” fee and you can enjoy a few seconds of spraying bullets with the best of them.
Sunday evening, when my wife returned home, I got to hear all about it. Not that I wasn’t interested, of course. It just seemed odd that she would be telling me about shooting anything. Apparently, firing a machine gun makes quite an impression. I guess. Not that I would know since I haven’t shot one—yet.
On a perhaps unrelated note: I think it may be time to pay my son a visit again! Soon! Maybe the next time I misplace my wife. ~
Bruce A. Borders is the author of more than a dozen books, including: Inside Room 913, Over My Dead Body, The Journey, Miscarriage Of Justice, The Lana Denae Mysteries, and The Wynn Garrett Series. Available in ebook at www.amazon.com/Bruce-A.-Borders/e/B006SOLWQS and paperback on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-a-Million.