5 weeks ago
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
To the Lady Who Inched Further Away From Me In Line At The Store
I can't say that I blame you. I must have been a sight, especially considering the perfection of your appearance.
From your impeccable coif to your manicured nails to your (I'm assuming) designer suit and shoes, you were a vision of businesswoman loveliness. Even your cart screamed class. Did I see goat cheese in there?
And then there was me.
I have to admit that I was looking a bit rough. A recent warm front had melted off a lot of the snow we got in December and brought rain too, making the barn particularly mucky. I guess I could have at least scraped my boots off better, though there really was not much I could have done about the splatter across my jeans. Legs sometimes likes to splash on his way into the barn. He's a big, playful boy and can't help it.
I did actually wash my hands before I headed out. Well, I rinsed them in the water trough. And then dried them on my muddy jeans. The dirt under my nails I had planned to take care of once I got home.
Although I couldn't see it, I'm quite certain there was hay in my hair. Probably not any more than usual. And that green stain on my shirt...just a bit of horse slobber.
So I was looking a little less than perfect, and I may have smelled a like a barn (though I've never really understood why people find that offensive). However, I would like to point out that dirt is not contagious; short of me hugging you there was little danger of my filth contaminating your person.
I wasn't exactly offended that you moved away. Still, you could have been a bit less obvious about it.
I hope you enjoy your goat cheese.