Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Little Old Ladies, No Apparent Distress

The other day, for some unknown reason (maybe the planets were aligned a certain way), I ended up interacting with several eccentric old ladies.

There seem to be two main categories.

There are, on the one hand, the ones who are eccentric on purpose. These are the ones who might wear a jaunty hat decorated with a spray of flowers or red cowboy boots or a cloak. They tend to wear dangly, handmade earrings and make pottery.

Then, there are the ones with the wild hair going every which way, who wear slippers while walking around outside. Their favorite clothes are house dresses and sweatpants. They keep a lot of stuff in their purses. They are often accompanied by a very patient dog. These little old ladies love to buttonhole you. Don't be surprised if you can't follow what they are talking about.

This second type of little old lady is not trying to be eccentric. She is not even aware that she is being eccentric.

I have a suspicion which type I will be.

1 comment:

  1. I'm on my way. I've got the sweat pants, and the wild hair thing going already.