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Life Experience - The Day I Became Jennifer

Updated on August 28, 2012
- Life Experience - The Day I Became Jennifer, by Rosie2010 -
- Life Experience - The Day I Became Jennifer, by Rosie2010 -


Sometimes, things happen for a reason. Like a few months ago, I had a doctor's appointment at 8:45 in the morning. I was running late so I skipped breakfast. After my appointment I walked to the nearby mall to have some coffee and to my pleasant surprise, there was a new Tim Hortons inside the mall. Tim Hortons is Canadian, as Starbucks is American--only Tim Hortons is much cheaper. And those Canadians who say they like Starbucks better than Tim Hortons, are deemed to be traitors.

My neighbourhood Tim Hortons photo by Roxie2010
My neighbourhood Tim Hortons photo by Roxie2010

This Hub won the Hubnugget Contest


This life experience was so wonderful, it was a pleasure sharing it with you. To everyone who voted for my hub, thank you from the bottom of my heart.


Sincerely,
Rosie


A woman was just leaving the cashier with her order so I thought "Lucky me, just in time." I proceeded directly to the cashier and got my order. I didn't realized until I had sat down and started eating my breakfast that there was a lineup. Oh my Lord, I could have been beaten to an inch of my life by these caffiene-deprived people and any judge in the land would have said "Completely understandable!".... but this is Toronto, nobody said a word. Phew.


Then I heard the cashier said "Next."

And again "Next please."

I looked at the man next in line, he was an older man and looking at the wrong cashier. The guy behind him tapped him on the shoulder and pointed at the open cashier. The older man was kinda surprised and said to the cashier he was looking at that he now got a new girl. He said to the other cashier, "You are my #2 girl. She (pointing to the other cashier) is my #1 girl." Both cashiers just smiled... "Must be a regular," I thought.

The older man got his coffee and walked slowly towards the tables, but no vacant table. I was the only one at my table and so I motioned for him to take a seat and removed my purse from the chair. He thanked me profusely and said I was now his new girl. I said "#3 girl." He was amused that I played along.

He said, "I got 5 girlfriends. I fall in love very fast. And you know what they say about falling in love fast, I get out of there really fast too."

I laughed out loud.

He asked me if I wanted to be his girlfriend.

I said I'd think about it.

He asked me if I was married.

I said "No. I'm a widow," and added, "And you?"

He said he was divorced. He's been divorced since 1989.

Then he said "You are thirty years old. See, I don't ask for people's age. I give them their age, and you are thirty." Well, who am I to argue?

And then he asked me "How old do you think I am?"

Oh my Lord, I hate this question. This man looked like he's in his 80's... but what if I was wrong. He was waiting for an answer.

So I said "You're 68."

"Wrong," he said. "I'm 63."

Well, I'll be darn! I almost spit out my coffee, but I tried not to laugh in case he was really 63. That would have been awfully embarrasing, wouldn't it?

So I played along. I said "Ok, you're the same age as me.. 30."

He said "Wrong again. I gave you 30 and I'm giving myself 63. (whispering, don't ask me why) I'm really 83." I was right!

He asked me for my name. I told him. He said his favourite name is Jennifer. So that day, I became Jennifer.

Bert (that was his name) was a very amusing man. It turned out that Bert was in the entertainment business of sort. Here's his business card...


Bert's business card, of sort
Bert's business card, of sort

I had such a lovely time chatting with Bert and laughing at his jokes, that I asked if I could take his picture. He said, "Sure. Why not." A passerby stopped to help take our pictures. Bert wanted copies of our pictures but he didn't have an email. So he gave me his real business card and asked if I could send him our pictures in the mail. I assured him I would.

And before I left, I gave Bert a hug and a kiss on the cheek. He said "Ohhh thank you, Jennifer. You're adorable."

As I walked away, I wondered who the real Jennifer was. Was she the love of his life? Was she the girl that got away? Or was Jennifer his cat? I'll never know. But that day, I was Bert's Jennifer. And I was adorable.



"A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed."

- Henrik Ibsen


Bert... a Legend in his spare time... photo by Rosie2010
Bert... a Legend in his spare time... photo by Rosie2010
Bert and me, his Jennifer that day. photo by Rosie2010
Bert and me, his Jennifer that day. photo by Rosie2010


"Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him."

- Aldous Leonard Huxley, Texts and Pretexts, 1932



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    Hawaiian Odysseus 4 years ago from Southeast Washington state

    Rosie, my, my, my! What a sweet, heartwarming, and memorable story! Honestly, I read this Hub of yours for three distinct and very different reasons: 1) I wanted to see a prime example of a story that won a HubNugget award; 2) I was really appreciative of your wonderful comment after reading my latest Hub (amazing that you found it so quickly!); and 3) I wanted to have a better idea of what you looked like (Wow! Bert has good taste in girlfriends!). I am very impressed with your writing skills and how far you've come. Your diligence and success motivates and encourages me. Thanks for sharing, Rosie!

    Aloha and au revoir! PS Voted U, F, A, B, & I, tweeted, facebooked, pinned, and stumbled! Am now also following...

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    KarlawithaK 4 years ago from Oregon

    Rosie,

    Your story is so touching. People are endlessly amazing, especially the ways in which we affect each other's lives. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

    Lol what a great story. Old people can be so interesting some times. Seems like you had a nice little chat with him

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    Donaisabella 4 years ago from Fort Myers

    I have got to give it to you Rosie, you are a brilliant writer and beautiful soul. I just loved reading this story. Way to go and I hope you keep making people happy with your free spirit and cheer! Kudos.

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    Rosie Rose 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    @Becky Puetz, Powerpoe1, givingfairy, emichael, quotations, Free2seethemoon, Pcunix

    Thank you all for dropping by and leaving a comment. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my meeting Bert. It was a wonderful experience for me and it was my pleasure sharing the experience with you.

    Have a nice day y'all,

    Rosie

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    Tony Lawrence 5 years ago from SE MA

    This is my favorite :)

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    Free2seethemoon 5 years ago from Somewhere in the Pacific Ocean

    I kept thinking, 'how does a title like this grab so much attention?' But it grabbed me, it sounds like an epic novel, or a movie. Anyway, I love your straightforward story-telling style, in this and other hubs. Voted up,up, up:-)

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    Robert P 5 years ago from Canada

    What a touching story.

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    emichael 5 years ago from New Orleans

    Great experience. There aren't enough people in this world who will take some time out of their busy lives and their preoccupations to interact with someone new. Someone they don't know. You never know how much someone might need that positive interaction either. Keep living great stories like this :)

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    givingfairy 6 years ago from some place in the Big Apple

    Hi Rosie2010

    That is such an amazing story. You are very caring. It's nice to know that there are still people like you out there who take time out to make some one's day. I can tell from the picture that Bert was elated. There are people out there,who experience so much pain and loneliness and some times all they need to know is that some one cares. It was really nice of you to make time for Bert. God will continue to bless you. I enjoyed your hub.

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    Powerpoe1 6 years ago

    You are an amazing writer! I have viewed your hubs and they are great! Keep Hubbing & Congrats on being a Hubnugget Award Winner.

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    Becky 6 years ago from Oklahoma

    What a fun read. This put a smile on my face. Thanks for sharing.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya DIYweddingplanner, thanks for dropping by. It was such a wonderful experience for me and I hope I made Bert's day as well. Thank you.. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my Jennifer hub.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    DIYweddingplanner 6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

    Got a little teary eyed over that one...what a lovely little story!

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Ingenira, thanks for dropping by. I used to work in a nursing home so I'm used to chatting with older people.. they have so much to say and they need someone to listen.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Ellarose, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub about Bert. Thank you that was sweet of you.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Ingenira 6 years ago

    Such a lovely encounter. I like retired and old people, they can be so fun and relaxed at times.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Erin, thanks for dropping by. I had a wonderful time.. I hope Bert did too.. he was such a charming guy. I used to work in a nursing home so I'm used to chatting with old people. Some of them are lonely for company and they have so much to share. I'm glad you liked my Jennifer hub. And thank you so much for the compliment.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Ellarose92 6 years ago

    Awww this was so sweet!! Your such a sweet lady

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    Erin LeFey 6 years ago from Maryland

    Rosie/Jennifer, this is such a heart warming story and Bert sounds like such a lovely man. I meet so many older men who are so charming and life-affirming like him when I'm in physical therapy. Women too. I think we have so much to learn from this older generation who has really learned how to embrace life and still live it to the fullest even with all the challenges that old age can bring. We can learn to live at any age - I think they have a secret about being happy that we have yet to learn. You are a special person with a special gift of of life when you take the time to share with someone as special as Bert. Thanks so much for sharing your story!

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Silvie, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub about Bert. Thanks for the compliment.. my pleasure.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Justsilvie 6 years ago

    Wonderful Hub!

    Your Hubs bring on the sunshine sunshine on a cold dark winter day. Really enjoyed reading this and the pictures.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Eiddwen, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub about Bert.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

    Hi Rosie,thanks for sharing this great hub.

    I really enjoyed reading it and I am now looking forward to reading more of your work.

    Take care.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Goldie, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad this hub brightened your day. I had a wonderful time being Jennifer that day.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Kelly Kline Burnett 6 years ago from Madison, Wisconsin

    I love your energy - Jennifer for a day! Delightful! You brightened my day!

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya moncrieff, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub about my encounter with Bert. I'm just the opposite, I love talking with strangers.. even just to exchange pleasantries. You're welcome.. my pleasure.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    moncrieff 6 years ago from New York, NY

    Nice story. It says a lot about your character. I'm very aloof with strangers even though they might be very nice. Thanks for sharing.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Loveslove, thanks for dropping by. I had a wonderful time and I hope Bert did too. I used to work in a nursing home and I love to chat with older people.. and with Bert, he did most of the talking and I did the laughing. Bless his heart.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Loveslove 6 years ago from England

    Bert will remember his Jennifer for a long time.Bless his heart X and Bless you for playing along with him X

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya jolyjeans, thank you for dropping. I'm glad you enjoyed reading about my experience being Jennifer for a day. I used to work in a nursing home so I'm used to chatting with older people.. they love to talk.. I love to listen.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Amy D. 6 years ago from Mostly in My Own Little World

    This is adorable. Makes me miss my little patients when I was nursing :(. And very well written, I'm envious. :)

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    *** Hiya Erin, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub. Go ahead and do the 30hubs in 30days.. it is very challenging.

    ***Hiya Carrie, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub.

    ***Hiya Jess, thanks for dropping by. I hope you enjoyed your visit at Tim Hortons. Yes it's wonderful to meet interesting people.

    ***Hiya Sima, thanks so much my dear friend. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hubs.

    ***Hiya Hummingbird, thanks for dropping by. All are right on about some old people. I used to word in a nursing home and some of them don't have a lot of visitors and they are just so happy when I came to say hello.

    ***Hiya Rochelle, thanks for dropping by. Isn't life so very interesting. I hope I could be that wonderful and full of life when I get to be Bert's age.

    ***Hiya Jama, thanks for dropping by. Right on gf ^5 Old age is not contagious. I used to work in a nursing home and so use to be around older people. They are really wonderful, full of stories.. sweet memories.

    ***Hiya Tom, thanks for dropping by. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading my hub.

    ***Hiya manlypoetryman, thanks for dropping by. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading about my wonderful experience meeting Bert and being Jennifer at that moment.

    ***Hiya Neeleshkulkarni, thanks for the lovely comment. I really appreciate it. Isn't life wonderful? Thank you for those inspiring words. So happy to meet you too.

    ***Hiya Adela, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub.

    ***Hiya Georgie, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you finally had time to read my hub and enjoyed reading it.

    Have a great day everyone,

    Rosie

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    Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

    Rosie, good for you. I always take the time to talk to older people. They are so wise and I love the stories they tell. Some people seem so lonely and only need someone to talk to.

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    Edlira 6 years ago

    What a heart-warming story, Rosie! Beautiful!

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    QudsiaP1 6 years ago

    Beautifully written, charming story.

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    georgiecarlos 6 years ago from Philippines

    i finally was able to read your hub! It is such a refreshing article to read! And congratulations!!

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    Adela Rasta 6 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

    Totally charming story!!!

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    neeleshkulkarni 6 years ago from new delhi

    i strongly believe in such relationships which come out of nowhere are never excepted to go anywhere and yet last a lifetime in ones memories.

    we too often tend to think of life as necessitating linear progression where as life is often a collage of cameos all of which together form the mosaic that is life lived fully.

    very well written not only glad i read ur hub but gladder still to have met a person who thinks the way you do.voted up and may you win onnn- here and in life too

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    manlypoetryman 6 years ago from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before...

    Holy smokes...Jennifer...I mean Rosie2-0-1-0...what a great moment of laughter and interaction between folks that you have captured. Really Great and Fun Tale!

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    Tom Cornett 6 years ago from Ohio

    Stories like this are my favorite kind....nothing but smiles...thank you. :)

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    Joanna McKenna 6 years ago from Central Oklahoma

    If more real thirties and twenty-somethings would get past the fear that Old Age is a communicable disease and jump on every opportunity to chat with an oldie, as you did with Bert, the world would be a much better place.

    Wonderful, uplifting hub! Thanks! ;D

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    Rochelle Frank 6 years ago from California Gold Country

    Beautiful story-- We should all be so inspired and full of fun. It may lead to a happy long life that inspires such tales which need to be shared.

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    Hummingbird5356 6 years ago

    What a very nice story. Many old people live alone and they try to take any opportunity to talk. Just a short conversation with a sympathetic listener can be enough to make their day.

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    Sima Ballinger 6 years ago from Michigan

    You are special Rosie. Congrats on the nomination. I enjoy your writing and stories, you are such a natural. Vote UP UP!!

    Your Friend,

    Sima, Treasuresofheaven

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    Jess_C 6 years ago

    Lovely story! It's always wonderful to meet such interesting people. They really make life so much less hum-drum.

    As for Tim Hortons, on my first trip to Canada the first thing my Canadian pal made me do right after getting off my flight was go to Tim Hortons. It was a sort of "right of passage" for staying in the country. :)

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    carrie450 6 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

    Congratulations Rosie, I can see why your hub would be chosen to win. This is a wonderful hub to read.

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    Erin Nicole 6 years ago

    Rosie,

    Congrats on your win overall! I enjoyed reading about your encounter--those moments are rare and I appreciate that you took the time to write about it. I think I'm going to follow your lead and take the 30 day challenge. Here it goes...

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya meg, thanks for dropping by. I won! My hub didn't win in its category but my hub got the 4th highest votes and the 5 highest voted hubs win. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub and thank you so much for the compliment.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    megmccormick 6 years ago from Utah

    Good one Rosie...what a great tale of spontaneous improvisation and connecting with another soul. You're a gem! Congrats on your nomination.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    ***prairieprincess, thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed my story.

    ***Pamela, thank you so much. That experience certainly perked up my day.. I hope Bert did too. I'm glad you enjoy reading my hubs.

    ***Sarah, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed my story.

    ***okmom, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed my story. Thank you.. I'm so thrilled this hub got to be a Hubnugget Nominee.

    Have a nice day everyone,

    Rosie

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    Donna Oliver 6 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

    Rosie,

    I really enjoyed reading this hub,a great story at this time of year. Congratulations on your Hubnugget nomination!

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    Sarah 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

    I really enjoyed this, thanks :)

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    Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

    Rosie, I have already been enjoying your hubs but this one is really special. You made Bert's day for sure and I think her probably perked up your day also. Congratulations on your Hubnugget nomination.

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    Sharilee Swaity 6 years ago from Canada

    Rosie, this is beautiful! Great story, and you tell it with such class. Congratulations on your nomination ... it was well-deserved ... great writing!

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya De-lovely, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you eI enjoyed my story. Yes, being a widow is underrated.. some people compared it to being divorced.. it's not the same at all. hugsss

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya tim-tim, thanks for dropping by. And no, I didn't know that Jennifer means "the other woman".. OMG! that would have been a very interesting topic indeed! I'm glad you enjoyed my story.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    De-lovely 6 years ago

    Oh how delightful story- and what a delightful man! Thank you for sharing this true (non-Hollywood) story with us. I wish all the best to you- and strenght to keep breathing, alltho' I've discovered that being a young widow is actually underrated- we are lucky to have the one thing some people search for a lifetime but still, somehow cannot find- eternal love.

    with love,

    -Ann

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    Priscilla Chan 6 years ago from Normal, Illinois

    Eosie, I love the story! This was not what I expected! You know what Jennifer means, right? People refer "the other woman" as Jennifer. Learned it from the talk shows long time ago:)

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya SomewayOuttaHere, thanks for dropping by. I know Timmies and SB are not in the same bracket.. but I love Timmies because they have great coffee I can afford. lol I'm glad you enjoyed my story.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    SomewayOuttaHere 6 years ago from TheGreatGigInTheSky

    ...good story...awww....Tim Horton's....luv grabbin' a coffee there...i meet all kinds of great folks!....relaxed kind of place.....now SB's?....it's just not the same.....guess that's why it costs more???? LOL!

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    ***Linda, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed my story. Bert would be delighted you said hi.

    ***Mighty Mom, oh I must thank Cagsil for letting you know about my hub and I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for the vote up.

    ***wilderness, no not every stranger is an axe murderer, but axe murderers do exist. thanks for dropping by and I'm glad you enjoyed my story about Bert.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Dan Harmon 6 years ago from Boise, Idaho

    A neat story, Rosie - thanks!

    You made Bert's day, he made yours, and every stranger is not an axe murderer. People can be wonderful and fun, can't they?

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    Susan Reid 6 years ago from Where Left is Right, CA

    My good hubber friend Cagsil turned me onto this delightful story. What a delightful encounter, delightfully told. Voted up! MM

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    Linda 6 years ago

    Great story Rosie. Tell Bert I said Hi. :)

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    ***ripplemaker - thank you so much. You are just the sweetest! I'm glad you enjoyed my story. I had such a memorable day.. I hope Bert did too.

    ***nightwork - I'm so glad you enjoyed my story. Meeting Bert and becoming his Jennifer for the day, was indeed such a wonderful feeling. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    ***Bel Marshall - lol get in line gf. Bert is just so lovable and so funny.

    ***Jasmine JellyBaby - Oh no, you're right! My title does suggest that.. but I'm glad I'm glad I put a smile on your face. I had a lovely day.. I hope Bert did too.

    ***Just Ask Susan - ^5 gf.. Tim's the best! I'm so glad you enjoyed my story. Thanks so much for the vote up.

    Have a nice day y'all,

    Rosie

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    Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    Rosie what a beautiful story. Voted up up up! Congratulations your nomination! oh and by the way

    TIMS'S is the best.

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    Jasmine JellyBaby 6 years ago

    Jennifer, Rosie or whatever name is.. I was very afraid when I read the headline of this hub as I thought it was a sad transsexual story. But thank goodness I ended up having a smile on my face! Nice hub and am sure that poor old Bert went home a very happy man xx

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    Bel Marshall 6 years ago from Michigan

    I so enjoyed this story. I think I am in love with Bert.

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    nightwork4 6 years ago from ontario. canada

    absolutely an adorable story. it's nice to see a person willing to give a little to make a person feel good. Merry Christmas to you and i hope you have an awesome one.

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    Michelle Simtoco 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

    Rosie, you have such a wonderful and beautiful heart! :) Amazing story that warmed me all over and simply inspired me. The photo was priceless too. :)

    Congratulations on your Hubnuggets nomination! If you love this hub, vote right here guys: http://bit.ly/g2tFIN

    Keep sharing your light!

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Cagsil, thank you for dropping by. I'm so glad you enjoyed reading about my experience meeting Bert. I had a wonderful time.. I hope Bert did too. Thank you, I'm thrilled to be a HubNugget Nominee.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Cagsil 6 years ago from USA or America

    Hey Rosie, it's always nice to hear about things like this. It's always(at least to me it is) cool when you run into someone like him. I can appreciate the direction you took with him and it should be an inspiration others. The steps you took, should be how every day life should be. I'm sure you grew from the meeting, as well, as he did too. Thank you for sharing and Congratulations on your HubNugget Nomination. :)

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya my dear friend bcatgray, thank you so much for voting. I really appreciate it.

    Have a nice day,

    Jennifer... I mean Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Al, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed my story. Well, I was hesitate to lead you to my hub because yours was truly exceptional. But I'm glad you came and read it. Thank you so much.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    bcatgray 6 years ago from United States of America

    Yaaaay Jennifer err Rosie!!! Congrats on the Hub Nugget nomination! I voted!!!

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    Al Blondin 6 years ago from Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

    Great story Rosie! You are too humble about your writing.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya SweetMarie, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed my story about Bert. I really enjoyed reading about your family tradition.. hopefully my family tradition could still be revived. It's hard when the kids are grown, they want to have their own lives... the nerve! lol

    Thank you, I wish you the best of luck too.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Yes Errol, I can see your handsome pic now. I didn't even know we can leave comments without signing in. Boy, I got so much to learn! Thanks again for the vote!

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Marie Landry 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    What a great, sweet story! I really enjoyed it. :-)

    Thank you for your comment on my Christmas hub and for pointing me in the direction of this wonderful hub! Congrats on the HubNugget nomination and very best of luck to you!

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    Errol Kane 6 years ago

    Oh yes people, if you get me mail from a Hub writer and you answer that mail from your private e-mail and you are not signed in, your picture will not show as my recent post did not show my picture but since I am now signed in, it should display my picture.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Thanks again, Rhonda. I was wondering why your picture didn't show. That explains it, you were not signed in. Thanks for your help. hugsss

    Have a nice day gf,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya my dear friend Rhonda, I'm glad you enjoyed my story. I had a wonderful day being Jennifer.. I hope Bert did too. Yes we have a lot in common.. I'm a widow and I also have two kids, boy and girl. They are now 24 and 21. Congratulations on your engagement! Nothing going on here (sob).

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rhonda Musch 6 years ago from The Emerald Coast

    Hi Rosie it is me again I don't know why it said I wasn't signed in. I know I was I hope you win you deserve it. That was a sweet hub.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya my dear friend Errol, I'm glad you enjoyed my story. I had a wonderful time being Jennifer that day. And thank you so much for your vote.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rhonda Waits 6 years ago

    Hey Rosie what a sweet hub. I am sure you made Berts day. Congratulations once again. I hope you win. We have alot in common I am a widow too since 2001. I raised my boys myself,till about 2 years ago. I am now engaged to be married. I wish you well.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Tammy, I'm glad you enjoyed my story about Bert. And thank you so much for your vote.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Errol Kane 6 years ago

    First Congrats Rosie on your win. Keep smiling and writing and as alway, you have my vote. As long as it's not political...smile

    I love this Hub as well.

    I see Bert had his Jennifer for the day...haha...nice pics.

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    Tammy L 6 years ago from Jacksonville, Texas

    Such a sweet story! Congratulations on your Hubnugget nomination. This one gets my vote. :)

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya onrea, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub. Life is full of little experiences and positive attitude can work wonders.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    onrea 6 years ago from Rochester, NY

    Very nice read... Nice to see how a positive attitude can lead to great, heart warming experiences....again very nice!

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya James, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed my story. Thank you so much for the lovely compliment. I had a truly wonderful time.. I hope Bert did too.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

    What a truly lovely story! What a beautiful person you are. I enjoyed this very much. Thank you for sharing some of real life with us. :D

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Don, thanks for dropping by. Thank you so much.. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub and so wonderful that you stumble upon it. It was a wonderful day for me.. I hope it was for Bert too.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya Patty, thanks for dropping by. I'm so glad you enjoyed my hub. Now I wish there was a "Jubilant" button, I could have gotten a Jubilant. so cool! Yes it was indeed a nice day for me.. I hope it was for Bert too.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Don Simkovich 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA

    This was really sweet and shows the value of taking time with others. Hey, this would be a nice magazine piece. Otherwise, glad you published it here and I'm glad I came across it.

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    Patty Inglish 6 years ago from North America

    Rataed Up, Awesome, Beautiful and Jubilant (I would if there was button! That was some good dead you did and a nice day for you both.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya KoffeeKlatch, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed my story. Thanks for voting up and for the awesome.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    Susan Haze 6 years ago from Sunny Florida

    I loved your story. I enjoyed every word of it. Voted up and awesome

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya michael ely, well I love the name Jennifer, so go ahead. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my hub. Thanks for dropping by.

    Have a nice day,

    Rosie

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    michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland

    Hi Rosie2010 or should i call you Jennifer!, A really good, fun Hub. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks. Michael.

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya DjBryle, thanks for dropping by. Oh how lovely, your real name is Jennifer. So you are the real Jennifer then. I hoped I really made Bert happy that day.. he made my day. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub. hugsss

    Have a nice day!

    Rosie

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    DjBryle 6 years ago from Somewhere in the LINES of your MIND, and HOPEFULLY at the RIPPLES of your HEART. =)

    Hey, you made Bert happy... you amuse and make me happy... my real name is Jennifer! lol! I love this hub and I love the hubber! Thanks for sharing! =)

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya my dear friend bcatgray, I used to work in a nursing home so I'm used to dealing with older people. Bert tho' was one fun chap and I really enjoyed being Jennifer if for just a short time. I'm glad you enjoyed my post.

    Have a nice day gf!

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya melpor, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you enjoyed my hub and thanks so much for giving it a thumbs up.

    Have a nice day!

    Rosie

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya my darling handsome cowboy Gets, yes I'm sure it must be the oatmeal! lol hugssss

    Have a nice day!

    Rosie

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    bcatgray 6 years ago from United States of America

    OMG! Jennifer, that was so sweet! :-P I love this story. Sometimes older ones can be such fun! Great writing!

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    Rosie Rose 6 years ago from Toronto, Canada

    Hiya my dear friend tnderhrt, thank you so much. I'm glad you enjoyed my post. That was a delightful day, the day I became Bert's Jennifer, if just for a day.

    Have a nice day!

    Rosie

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    Melvin Porter 6 years ago from New Jersey, USA

    Rosie, that was a good and funny story. I enjoyed reading it. You never know what life brings you. A thumb up for this hub.

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    Gets 6 years ago

    Ahhhhhh Rosie Darlin' ...you made another old man happy...if just for a little while. It must be something in your oatmeal that brings that wonderful trait out of you. Ya Reckon?

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    tnderhrt23 6 years ago

    Rosie, You are such a breath of fresh air! This was a lovely read. I am sure you made Bert's day, the day you became Jennifer! What a beautiful gift!

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