I told most of this story in bits and pieces on Twitter but I promised SweeetBea MalibuEve and LuvToLoveU that I'd write the whole thing out and include an update.
We attended what turned out to be a memorable dinner party over the weekend. It was only the second time we'd been to this couple's home and I don't actually know them well. We're friends of a couple who are close friends to them and that's how we were included. The times we've been around this couple they've been very pleasant. Here's how I told the story on Twitter:
Sweet jezzuz- what a crazy night. The hostess confronted her husband about cheating right in the middle of dinner. Talk about uncomfortable
Somebody complimented her on how nice the house looked, she said "Not only is my housekeeper great at cleaning"...continued
Continued: "She's also great at fucking my husband". We all about died!
And he didn't know until that moment that his wife knew about his affair.
He was speechless first, then tried to calm her down saying they'd discuss it later. But there was no shutting her up.
When she spit that out there was dead silence, forks suspended in mid air, and mouths agape
We all just sat there in shocked silence. No one knew what to do. He tried to calm her down, but she kept drinking and got weepy.
By the time we left she was smashed and weepy
Actually they aren't "close" friends of ours. We're friends of a couple they are close to. Only 2nd time I've been to their home
I stayed out of it, just listened and nodded occasionally
I just kept eating
You should have seen her husband's face- he didn't know she knew until that moment
You won't believe what first made her suspicious- his Viagra was disappearing faster than it should have!!!!!
She said pharmacy phoned her 2 tell her refill was ready for pick up, she knew they hadn't done it enough times 2 need refill
She watched the house on the cleaning lady's day and saw her husband come home,
Not a live in housekeeper, a cleaning lady that comes in twice a week
All I know is she saw hubby coming home on day cleaning lady was there.What made her suspicious of the cleaning lady, I don't now
I'll have to call one of the gals and see what's going on
My tweet buddies wanted more details so I promised them I'd call my friend who is close to the dinner party hostess- let's call her Jane. So here's the skinny... Jane discovered the cheating right before Thanksgiving. Around the same time that the pharmacy called her about the Viagra refill being ready for pick up, a neighbor asked if her husband was ill. It seems the neighbor had noticed hubby had come home in the afternoon twice that week and thought maybe he was sick. Jane knew hubby hadn't been sick and hadn't mentioned to her that he'd been going home in the afternoons so that made her suspicious. For the next few weeks, she parked down the street and watched the house on the afternoons the cleaning lady was scheduled to be there, and sure enough she saw her husband coming home on those days, staying a couple hours and then going back to work.
What I found to be so strange is that she let it go on and didn't say anything until last weekend at the dinner party! Jane told my friend that what set her off was that shortly before we all arrived her husband had told her they had to postpone the cruise they had been planning. He told her he couldn't get away from work, but she knew he'd had no problem getting away from work two afternoons a week for months. And that was the catalyst for the outburst at the dinner party. My friend said they are still together, considering couples therapy and the cleaning lady has been fired. What I want to know is why two adults with no kids at home need a cleaning lady twice a week? Damn, they must be messy!