So, J-Wo tagged me in one of those answer-these-ridiculous-questions posts, and I am slightly miffed. Don’t get me wrong. I love the attention. And I love, love, that he gave me a pass on following the rules for this particular game of Tag. And I love, love, love even more that my name was #1 on his list of Tag-alongs. But there is one thing missing from this whole scene. An award to add to my Award Shelf! What’s the deal? Now we’re giving each other assignments that have no accompanying awards?!!! I doth protest!
However, I love J-Wo (so much that I’ve linked to him twice in this post!). And I think he’s responsible for any Stumble Upon spike in hits I have ever received. And, he made me #1. So, just this once, I am going to participate with no reward. This shall be my Random Act of Kindness for the Year. But, of course, I am putting my own spin on things.
There are 10 questions. I’m only answering 5. And, because I don’t want you just skimming through my post and yawning, this is going to be a little interactive. I’m not going to tell you which answers go with which questions. You get to pick. (See how I made that sound like a privilege? That’s the teacher in me. Works with my 7 year olds. The 11 year olds – not so much. You can pick the age group with which you most identify. See, I did it again. )
I forgot to wear my bra.
Periodically, as I attempt different fashion combinations inside my closet early in the morning, I throw things on without the bra b/c the final topper will determine the foundation, as most women know.
Every once in awhile, I am so flustered and running late, that I head out for the day without that somewhat necessary piece of equipment. I say “somewhat” because, unfortunately, some might look at that general area of my body and wonder why I even bother. However, in certain outfits, and in certain types of weather (such as really cold), trust me, it’s necessary.
The necessity can be compounded by the fact that I am a teacher, and spending an entire day in the classroom with certain pieces of clothing missing is generally frowned upon by anyone other than teenage boys. I don’t teach teenage boys.
I keep a sweater at school for just such emergencies. People tend to question you, however, when it is 107 outside, and you are wearing a sweater in a school whose antiquated air conditioning system can’t even come close to keeping up. “I’m cold, ” does not seem to be a satisfactory answer when your co-workers are fanning themselves with everything from clipboards to old book covers.
Now, if you happen to be one of said co-workers reading this post, let me assure you that I often am cold. I don’t really forget to don my bra that many days per year.
As you may have learned from my other posts, however, I have a tendency toward forgetfulness, which I blame on terrorists or the internet, and which sometimes manifests itself in my periodically incomplete or mismatched wardrobe.
So, I was sitting yesterday at my daughter’s synchronized swimming practice, when the horrible thought sent a chill down my spine. I forgot to put on a bra. That’s why that New Parent at the other end of the table eyed me so strangely!
I waited until I could surreptitiously and nonchalantly walk to the bathroom to try to create some sort of makeshift MacGyver bra. When I closed the door and lifted up my shirt, however, lo and behold, I discovered I actually had remembered after all.
Of course, after the relief wore off, I had to deal with the discomfort of two more tantalizing questions – how could I not know I was wearing a bra? And what else could have made New Parent look at me as though I had walked into the room with toilet paper hanging from the back of my shorts?
Oh, wait a second…