Regina was so ecstatic to meet Cousin Joe.
With the following words, she wanted to let me know:
“Wow, Joe’s appearance is so similar to yours, Mike!
Not since Patty Duke have two cousins looked so alike!”
In sharp contrast, Joe displayed a reticent outlook.
He might have thought this was another wrong turn he took.
A nice Italian dinner and a movie were planned.
All the while, Joe seemed reluctant to give out his hand.
In private, Joe had a few disturbing words to say.
He said, “Mike, what the hell have you brought me here today?
Regina’s a somewhat pretty girl, but she’s too fat.
I was really expecting something better than that!”
I replied, “Joe, give her a chance. She is very nice.
You are not too friendly with her. You’ve been cold as ice.
When we get back home, we will leave both of you alone.
Get to know her better. She’s one you’ll want for your own.”
Joe said, “Mike, I don’t know. I might have to disagree.”
I immediately responded saying “Trust me”!
When we got back home, I asked Stephanie for a walk.
“We should leave Joe and Regina alone for a talk.
Let’s go somewhere by ourselves for an hour or more, please.
We’ll leave Joe and Regina here to feel more at ease.”
Some time later, Stephanie and I returned home.
Regina and Joe upstairs to a room they would roam.
This couple came downstairs as naked as two jaybirds.
They did not know we were home. They did not hear our words.
Initially embarrassed, Joe said to us, “Who Cares?
Come on Regina dear, why don’t we go back upstairs?”