Monday, 2 January 2012

A Leaping Anecdote

Bloggie friends! 2012 is a Leap year so here is my leap year anecdote.

A few leap years back when I was so young and ever so foolish, I won a leap year bet at work by marching to my male manager and asking him to marry me.

Luckily said male manager turned me down but not after he had an apoplectic fit of laughter bringing on his indigestion and causing him to take the afternoon off to see his doctor - but let’s not dwell on that.

Now as I look up Leap Year on Wiki I discover these amazing facts (as yet unverified and unsubstantiated so I deny all liability for false information) that if the man turned down such a proposal made by a woman during a leap year, they were liable to:

1) Pay her £1.
2) Buy her 12 pairs of gloves.
3) Or fabrics for a skirt.

Anyway! I still think I got the best out of this as the bet I won was for a pint and pub dinner!

Charlie says: I see the New Year in by taking it easy.



Happy leaping 2012 everyone!

84 comments:

Hannah and Lucy said...

We think the pint and a dinner was the best option after all you only wear one pair of gloves at a time unless your hands get as cold as Mums!!
Hoping Charlie had a proposal free New Year - us lady cats need eligible bachelors to escort us on evenings out!
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Marg said...

Love that leap year story. Glad the jerk got sick over laughing so much. I didn't know it was a leap year. I think I will refrain from asking anyone to marry me. LOL. Take care.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Funny story, Kitty. I can see you doing just that! Dinner and a drink sounded like the best deal anyway.

Brian said...

Well I think you got the best deal too and Charlie has the best idea! Happy New Year and I hope 2012 brings you all the furry best!

Julia Hones said...

Very wise. I agree with Charlie.

womagwriter said...

Happy New Year! I proposed to hubby 20 years ago on Leap Day, and thankfully he said he'd be delighted to marry me.

(This was not for a bet!)

LTM said...

What a bold and saucy girl you were! :D *snort*

No, that's hilarious. And I didn't know this is a leap year! How fun! I think the Mayans are also saying this is the end. Beautiful friend.

Ah, well. Life is short! Here's to a fantastic 2012~

Stephen Tremp said...

Yeah, Charlie has the right idea. We had my wife's family over, and all of us were asleep before ten o'clock New Years Eve. Now that's the way to bring in the new year. Catch up on sleep.

Janet Johnson said...

ROFL! I love you. You are so awesome. Just hate that we're an ocean apart so I can't visit you.

I watched that movie with Amy Adams (I can't remember the title) that was about proposals and leap day. I think it's such a fun idea! And I hope this leap year brings you lots of good things!

Summer Ross said...

Happy New Year Old Kitty! great picture charlie!

Kate said...

Luckily for me my husband said Yes :-)

fairyhedgehog said...

A pie and a pint sounds like a good reward! Well done you for taking it on!

Lydia Kang said...

You did get the good deal! Happy New Year to you and Charlie!

Fuzzy Tales said...

A pint and a pub dinner definitely made you a winner in that deal. :-)

Can't imagine asking any of my co-workers to marry me, even as a gag. I'd be the one gagging, just with the thought. Ha.

Happy new year, Jennifer, to both you and Charlie.

I hope for a kind and merciful 2012 for us all.

Katnip Lounge said...

You Brits are strange.
ha ha ha ha!
Happy New Year!

cleemckenzie said...

Charlie definitely has the right idea. As to your bet . . . you did get the best end of the deal. Love those free pub nights out.

Clarissa Draper said...

Damn! I'm already married. I could use 12 pairs of gloves.

Medeia Sharif said...

I almost forgot it's a leap year.

That was a great thing to win, better than the three alternatives.

Happy New Year!

Jemi Fraser said...

That's hilarious! You're gutsy! :)

Charlie looks like he's got the right idea :)

Claire Hennessy said...

Ooh didn't know 2012 was a leap year. Interesting. Loved your leap year story, very funny. A pint and a pub dinner is definitely better that fabric for a skirt!! Yuck, hate sewing! Nice to meet a fellow cat lover :) Happy New Leap Year to you.

ABBY said...

Charlie
We love your attitude!
Your gorgeous boy!!
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Amber DaWeenie said...

HeHeHe.....

And also..a big Happy New Year to you guys too!

Patsy said...

I'm sure the manager was just overcome with the realisation of his unworthiness of you and he attempted to overcome it by laughing and running home.

Melinda Szymanik said...

Ooo, gumption, I love that. Gumption is most deserving of twelve pairs of gloves. But I guess the glove money was spent at the doctors for indigestion instead :)

Happy New Year young Kitty

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I took it easy for the new year too. I hope none of my sons' girlfriends ask them to get married this leap year.

Repositório said...

Charlie!!!!
Have a great 2012!
Kisses
Auntie Marilia & Bavarescats

Tracy Jo said...

Lol! I love that story! I think you did win that bet for sure. A pint is perfect. Charlie looks very content!

Esme said...

That is too funny-hopefully you will not do anything so silly this year. Life is better with just Charlie in it. Happy New Year friend.

Anne Gallagher said...

I forgot about that tradition. I wonder if I can make it to Ireland by the 29th.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

Charlie definitely has the right idea by seeing the year in "easy!"

I would say that FOR SURE you got the better end of the deal! who would want fabric for a SKIRT????

LynNerdKelley said...

Hahaha! You sure got the better deal by winning that bet. There's a movie called Leap Year (I think) and it's about a woman who's been waiting for her boyfriend to propose but she's going to propose to him for leap year, according to an old custom. It's a fun romantic comedy!

Claudia Del Balso said...

Happy New Year to you and Charlie!
Love your leaping anecdote ;)
WOW! I applaud your courage...you proposed even before you had the pint ;) LOL!

Au and Target said...

Did Charlie get a proposal? Will he turn her down? Or start a romance?

joanne fox said...

Ooh, a pub dinner! Good for you!

Have a wonderful 2012, and here's to more Leap Year adventures. xxx

Samantha Vérant said...

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!! We'll leap into the New Year with Charlie leading the way!

Madeleine Maddocks said...

LOL! Great story. I like the idea of that. Charlie looks very ready for the New Year too.

Theresa Milstein said...

Congrats on your pint win. Any leap year bets/marriage proposals in the work this time?

The movie Leap Year was the first time I'd heard of women asking men to marry them as a leap year thing.

Happy New Year, Old Kitty and Charlie!

KarenMcG said...

Old Kitty, you are a hoot! Love your tales.

And looks like Charlie has a great idea...taking a snooze. I think it's going around, though, as "The Boys" are camped out on me and near me.

Brigid said...

Happy New Year!
I love the story and fancy a pint and pub dinner right now:)

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, very nice! I love it! Definitely worth the guilt of watching your supervisor carted off to the hospital *snort*

So who are you proposing to this year?

Nicole Zoltack said...

LOL That's great! You definitely got the best option. :)

Simon Kewin said...

LOL. The manager's loss!

Romance Reader said...

I loved your story!

Happy New Year, Kitty!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

LOL. Happy New Year, Happy Leap Year!! *waves at Charlie* :-)

The Golden Eagle said...

Well, at least you won the bet--and it sounds like you got a good deal out of it. :)

Happy New Year!

Helena said...

Happy New Leap Year to you, Kitty. I'd love to know what you'll do this time around on Feb 29.

About Melissa Ann Goodwin said...

I think you did quite well, because what on earth would one do with 12 pairs of gloves????

Deniz Bevan said...

I'd take a pint and pub dinner any day!
Hugs to Charlie [g]

Pasha said...

Am I the only one who is thinking what happened to the male manager next?

Adam said...

happy new year

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Twelve pairs of gloves and fabrics? Yup, you got the better deal. What a fun and hilarious story.

PS I think Charlie has the right idea about how to bring in the new year.

Roxy said...

What a funny story, Kitty! I think you won the whole way around what with dinner and drink and seeing your boss have a fit as well. Thanks for reminding me that this is a leap year. Maybe something unexpected and wonderful will happen. I can only hope!

laughingwolf said...

lol... love the wee tale, kit :)

best of 2012 to you and yours!

Jamie Burch said...

You did that??? Thanks for sharing that great story and making me smile. Don't know if I could do that, but those were some pretty high stakes. Glad you made out well!

Now I want to go watch the movie Leap Year. One of my favorites!

Take care,
~Jamie

penandpaints said...

Hehe, Happy New Year to you and Charlie! xx

rumpydog said...

ROFL! I wish someone would do that to Jen's boss..... she might then get a new one!

klahanie said...

Aha Old Kitty,
Now what was wrong with that male manager turning down your marriage proposal?
Hello Charlie. Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star says: 'I leap into the New Year with a brand new rubber ball to catch..

Val Artes Digitais said...

oii que lindo!!!!! Já estou seguindo um ótimo 2012 para vc!!!

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Eliza said...

Def the pint and dinner was the best option. Have a great 2012.

m.q said...

we're hoping this leap year bring all the happiness to all kitties and moms

BoBo Salem
Meow Meow Family

Jamie Burch said...

*Happy Dance*

Theresa Milstein said...

Your blog was gone
but now it's back
YaY!

DWei said...

Yeah that's way better than any of the options presented there.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Oh no!! We had the same thing happen to us - Google disabled our blog, gmail and Google+! I'm glad you got your stuff back!!

Jewel said...

Good idea, Charlie, we cats need plenty of rest no matter what year it is.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty .. glad your blog is back .. crumbs I'd have never dared to ask someone to marry me in case they said yes?! Great story though ..

So pleased Charlie retained his posture through to the New Year - no doubt he deigns to arise at times.

Happy New Year .. and have a great year ahead .. cheers Hilary

Brian said...

I sure am glad you got your blog back! You have no idea how very much we would miss you!!!

Bengal Business said...

Izzz efurything ok? did you get your blog back???

Pk Hrezo said...

lol... that's hilarious. And I didn't realize it was a leap year. I'm with Charlie... I like his idea of how to ring in the new year. :)

ArtemisiaFSS said...

Love the leap year story. Hope you are having a wonderful New Year.

lupie said...

What if ... he actually agreed? heehehheehehehehe

lupie said...

Oh ya ..

A very Happy New Year 2012 to you and handsome Charlie!!!!!!!!

Cheri said...

Glad you got your blog back - and so quick - hope you have access to it. We lost ours for two weeks.

Great story too! I was born on a Leap Year and just missed being born on Feb 29 by 2 days - I was overdue.

Happy 2012!

Romance Book Haven said...

Love Charlie's pose!

Happy New Year!

Margo Berendsen said...

I once knew a girl who proposed to a random stranger in a grocery store on a bet, for much less than your bet, too!!

I once sang the Sleeping Beauty song from the Disney version at the top of my lungs in a Wal-Mart. Dares are awesome!

Tracy said...

Hah, didn't realize it was a Leap Year. I had a friend in high school who was born on Leap Day and it just befuddled me to think of having a b'day every four years.

Charlie's attitude has to be something we can all strive for...relaxed and take it as it comes...

mshatch said...

so glad your blog was only temporarily disappeared. Sounds like the sort of thing Rincewind would do by accident. Glad Charlie knows the proper way to bring the new year in :)

Samantha, Clementine and Maverick said...

Oh my!! We are so glad your blog is back!! We would have missed you lots!! That is a cool Leap Year Anecdote!! And we didn't even know it was a leap year!!
Howdy from your TX furiends,

meowmeowmans said...

Sounds to us like you definitely got the best out of that bet! :)

And we LOVE the way Charlie has chosen to ring in the new year.

Happy New Year, friends! May it be filled with much happiness and all good things.

Adam said...

happy new year

Lynda R Young said...

A pint and a pub dinner is definitely a win in my books :)

Happy New Year to you too!!!

William Kendall said...

Charlie looks like New Year's Eve got the better of him.

What a story! Thanks for posting it!

The Island Cats said...

We'd rather have the dinner too! Happy Leaping New Year!

(and we are glad you got your blog back!)

Casey McCormick said...

What a neat anecdote! Happy New Year, Charlie!