Belgrade – Stan and Liz Jones report they were “touched, but uncertain” about an invitation to dinner with a scheduled start time of 12:30 from their new neighbors.
The Jones, who recently moved to Maine from Arizona, said they ran over possible scenarios that could explain the mistake.
“At first we figured they mis-typed 2:30 in the message? But that still seems really early for dinner,” Stan Jones said.
Liz Jones said she thought perhaps the time choice could be attributed to the fact their new neighbors, Paul and Clara Cloutier, are in their eighties.
“I just figured they maybe went to bed really early? Honestly, it just didn’t make any sense.”
The Jones accepted the invitation, but said they were even more confused when they arrived at their neighbors’ home wearing dress attire, while their hosts were still in work attire.
Even more confusing, the Jones report, the choice of food was limited to “two kinds of sandwiches, three varieties of Humpty Dumpty chips and a 2-liter of Pepsi,” according to an embarrassed Stan.
“I came expecting dinner fare. It was a very sweet gesture but I’m still so confused by it all,” Liz said.
The Jones said upon leaving, the Cloutiers invited them back again sometime for supper.
“What the hell is supper?” Stan asked once he was out of earshot.