Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Some days, it's best to clean up a little....

Okay, I've been doing some domestic work since I have found myself between jobs. Kathy and I have decided to start some spring cleaning early and we are redoing the master bedroom. Today, I started right after breakfast to move around some things that haven't been moved in over 25 years and I found this to be a major undertaking. In short, I bit off a little more than I could chew.

Kathy had to go to the doctor's today because she had overdid it on the elliptical over the weekend, so I kept on working as she went for her appointment. I also fixed supper, after which I went to get a prescription filled for Kathy. Mind you, mister razor hadn't met mister face today and I looked a real mess. It was a good day to be in relative anonymity, but alas, that wasn't to be.

I dropped off the prescription at the Giant Eagle since it was on the four dollar list and was told it would be a 20 minute wait for it to be filled. Not a problem as I would just walk around the store. Before the time was up, I noticed at the waiting area was a chair with a shiatsu massaging device on it, inviting me to try it. After thoroughly enjoying it for several minutes, I got in line to pick up Kathy's prescription. I then got into a conversation with the pharmacy tech, who told me she was thinking about me a couple of days earlier. After I gave her a funny look, she told me that we had graduated from high school together. After talking for several minutes, and yes, I gave her the web address of this very blog, I left to go home. While I was in the parking lot, it occurred to me that I would not want to see me like I was if I hadn't seen me in over 35 years. I wonder what Debby will tell those she sees in the future whom we both went to school with?

Moral of this story: If I intend to go anywhere off I76, clean up before I leave the house.


Speedcat Hollydale said...


Sometimes when I head out to pick something up and I am not quite presentable, I just wear a winter hat and sunglasses.

Busy Bee Suz said...

So funny...I think this happens to all of us..the minute we let it all go, we get caught!!!
I hope Kathy is feeling better.

clean and crazy said...

i once ran into a man i had a huge crush on in the feminine aisle, he asked me how was i and i was so nervous i said 'well i am not pregnant!'

yeah that worked out well...
hugs to kathy and you for being so good to her!!

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YEKIMI said...

No no, don't clean up. That's the only way we can tell people are from Rittman! ;-}

Margaret said...

A true example of Murphy's Law. Next time when you're all spiffy, you probably won't see anyone you know.

Syd said...

I am sure that there are others in your class who look much worse and perhaps aren't even around.

Michelle said...

God has a great sense of humour. ;-)

Yes, I've had that happen to me too. I had just finished washing the dog when I realised a gift I'd bought was the wrong size. So I dashed in to town (Saturday, shops used to close at midday). I was on the escalator in my old damp doggy hairy clothes when I realised the cool fashion model type in front of me was an old school mate.


To cheer you up... I have an award for you, Cliff. :-)