Thursday, February 1, 2007

I Flashed Her

I am of an age when I have regular Power Surges. These are random hot flashes brought on by hurrying, worrying and movement of any kind. Since I never know when I'll suddenly break a sweat, I carry cotton bandanas in my purse, and have some stashed in every room and in the car. My kids and grandkids are all used to seeing me with a sweat band when I vacuum, play at the park, carry babies, etc. I have hoped to bring this look into fashion for women of a certain age. After all, Gangstas wear them and look cool.

Moving on, I have a routine when I shop for clothes. I gather up everything I could possibly want to try on, in every size applicable, and head to the dressing room. Immediately I take off all jewelry, which suddenly feels hot in the small space, and put on my headband. Then I start trying stuff on. Yesterday, I asked the saleswoman if the red skirt came in another size. She said no, so I decided to try the first one on. Under my levi jacket I was wearing an orange T-shirt. I put on the red skirt. I liked it, and looked at the price tag, which I couldn't see. Realizing I had left my glasses in the car, I put on my prescription sunglasses to read the tag. At that moment there was a knock on the door, and the saleswoman said she had found the other skirt. I unthinkingly opened the door, and realized how I looked when I saw her expression! Bottom to top: black Mary Jane style shoes, long red broomstick skirt, bright orange T, sunglasses, and an American flag bandana. I think she had a hot flash!

6 comments:

Bev said...

Oh my, you were QUITE a site!! I would have loved to have seen the expression on the sales lady's face......thanks for the smile! And hang in there, the "power surges" don't last forever....it just seems like it at the time (I survived it!)

anna jo said...

marty, this made me smile. not only would that have been quite the site to behold, but I'm really just picturing you as your pirate alter-ego. maybe you should come out of the bandana wearing closet, as it were, and wear it around town as a bold fashion statement. it might be good for you.

Stie said...

That's the Marty we know and love...what the poor salesgirl doesn't know is how stylish you actually are! How sad!

Caro said...

Very funny!! Great look.

mama jo said...

you've always been the stylish one...

Clair said...

That's funny.