Email This Post HomeHumorFoot-in-mouth disease…giveaways…book deals… Amy Vansant October 17, 2018 Humor 11 Comments My Foot-in-Mouth Disease The other day I came back from running an errand to find an unfamiliar car in the driveway. I knew we had a guy coming over to give us a quote on a new HVAC system—so no big surprise. As I parked elsewhere and walked up my path, my husband Mike appeared at the door. “You can see Bob’s here.” “Yep,” I said, entering the house. “I pieced that together. I write mysteries for a living, you know.” “I just didn’t want you to think I had my mistress here,” he said, joking. I laughed and joked back. “Mistress? I’d hope she had a nicer car than that!” I said this at the top of my lungs….as I came around the corner to find Bob at our kitchen table staring at me. You remember Bob. The guy with the crappy car. Smooth as always. It’s like my superpower. 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Latest posts by Amy Vansant (see all) The Vultures Show Up, Cool Furniture – Book Giveaways and Deals - October 15, 2019 Pineapple Turtles Cover Reveal, Today Show Segment, Giveaway and Book Deals - October 9, 2019 More Kilty Sales, Scardy-Dog, Giveaways and Book Deals! - October 2, 2019 11 Responses Cheryl October 17, 2018 This is hilarious…in a cringing i feel your pain kind of way. 2 likes Reply Christine October 17, 2018 You are not alone. When I get up in the morning I let the dogs out, get a cup of tea and wind up on the couch with a dog in my lap and my kindle in hand. Today I remembered why I never do anything other than read early in the morning. Reading is safer until I’m fully functional. I saw a post from Lost Pets in my area. The picture showed the dog was being cared for at my vet who is close by and being involved in dog rescue, I quickly posted the picture after writing, “Do you know this dog?” One small problem …..The original picture was 3 years old. 1 likes Reply Latifa Howard October 17, 2018 I guess he said you are going to finance his new car purchase. 1 likes Reply Ricki Crane October 17, 2018 You do all realize that that’s the guy from the beer commercial 0 likes Reply MelodyJ October 18, 2018 The price in the quote will help with the new car. I agree with the earlier poster. That is funny. 0 likes Reply Betty Gracie October 18, 2018 Been there, done that. Ouch!! 0 likes Reply Jennifer Lynn Roche October 18, 2018 I love your story at least you had a witty sense of humor perhaps Bob might not agree but my husband and I kid around like that all the time except no third party is usually around to hear our banter. Might be time to check out a new HVAC company!😆 0 likes Reply Cindy DeGraaff October 18, 2018 ROFL. Your posts always crack me up. 0 likes Reply Aimee October 22, 2018 Ouch! I thought I was the only one with foot-in-mouth disease! I find myself in the predicament more often than I should admit. Which is usually followed by the nervous giggles when the tape has been played back in my brain. 0 likes Reply Jeanie Tortoisefly October 22, 2018 Well Bob does need to find a way to pay for a vehicle upgrade… his imaginary mistress may also have expensive taste after all. 0 likes Reply Kolten November 17, 2018 Happens all the time, and you can’t help it. Wish I could have seen your face when you turned the corner though! 0 likes Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Add me to Amy Vansant's Humor Newsletter!