I wasn’t actually paying attention to my wife when she came home from shopping at the department store and was showing me all the things she bought at the cosmetics counter. I know it’s not nice to ignore your spouse when she’s talking to you. But seriously, cosmetics? You feel me, right?
But then, out of the corner of my eye I saw her pull something out of her shopping bag and I heard her say the word “blush.” Blush? She bought a cosmetics product called “blush”?
“Did you say ‘blush’?” I asked.
“Yes, blush,” she answered.
“Why would you buy blush? You have always been so self-conscious about how your skin turns red all the time because you blush so easily and so often,” I said. “So why would you buy something to put on your face to make it looking like you’re blushing?”
Her face turned a bright red as she started blushing. “Because, silly,” she said, “I don’t like it when I blush. If putting blush on my face makes it look like I’m blushing all the time, no one will be able to tell when I’m actually blushing, which means I won’t be embarrassed when I blush.”
“Honey, that makes no sense,” I said.
“But you shave your face every morning,” she said, “so no one can tell that you’ve got a beard.”
“But I don’t have a beard,” I said.
“Yes, that’s because you shave every morning. Same with me wearing blush. No one will know.”
“You know,” I said, “I think you make more sense when I ignore what you’re saying.”
Written for today’s one-word prompt, “blush.”