Dear Tryst:

Awkward doesn’t even begin to describe the day I found out that Max, my paper boy, had a second delivery job. Let me start at the beginning:

I live in the most perfect little neighborhood, in the most perfect little home, surrounded by a perfect white picket fence. I married my college boyfriend as soon as we graduated, and he makes enough money for me to stay home and actively pursue my interests, which includes lunching at the club with the other girls in the neighborhood and spending my husband’s money engaged in some retail therapy. Oh, and then there’s Pete – he takes up some of my free time too. Let me explain – living an idyllic life isn’t as grand as it seems. It can be mind-crushingly boring. That’s where Pete comes in. We like to get together once a week (sometimes more if the hubby’s away on business) to partake in mutually enjoyed pursuits – and earth shattering ones at that!

I needed a little vacation, so I told my husband I was going away on a girl’s weekend for some shopping, gossiping and harmless fun. What that really meant was shacking up with Pete at the Hilton on the edge of town for some bedroom gymnastics. It started out swimmingly. Hours upon hours of good ole fashioned trysting works up a mighty appetite, so we decided to order a pizza, and since we didn’t feel like dressing, delivery was the most reasonable course of action. Thirty minutes later, and I answered the door wearing nothing but a big smile and Pete’s button down shirt. You can imagine my surprise when I was greeted by a familiar face – Max.

He recognized me as soon as I opened the door, and I could tell that he was a bit confused to find me there. That look changed to pure amazement when Pete came up from behind, took the food from startled Max, then smacked my ass and told me he was hungry for more then just pizza. I think Max finally realized what was really going on when I tipped him a $50 – he gave me a knowing smile and wished me a pleasant evening. Thanks to that tip, my tryst didn’t make news headlines the next day!