While running errands with my sister, I parked the car and took my time gathering my phone, purse & umbrella.
“I wonder if that’s a good movie,” she said. “Have you seen it?”
I looked up to see what she was talking about. Across the parking lot was a Redbox movie kiosk. “Fifty Shades of Grey” was advertised across the top. I looked at my sister with incredulity. I must have missed something.
She pointed at the kiosk. “That one. That ‘Shades of Grey’ movie.”
“Are you kidding?”
“No. I’m just asking. Denise said something about it on Facebook so I thought it must be a good movie.”
“I would never go see that movie. Neither would Denise. What did she say about it?”
“I don’t know.” Her voice had taken on a bit of a defensive whine. “Something funny. I think it had something to do with old folks, you know, with gray hair. Isn’t that what it’s about?”
My gray-haired sister is almost sixteen years older than I. She has always been the one in the know and I the one asking questions. I did not like explaining S&M to big sister!
We laughed about her silly misunderstanding several times during our visit. Our cousins got to enjoy the funny too.
Reflecting on it, I’m really glad she asked me and the question didn’t pop up over lunch with the pastor!
Every woman needs a sister, a confidant. So does every man, for that matter. We all need a friend we can trust to tell us stuff.