Tuesday, September 15, 2009

This What The Heck Moment Brought to You by Marlboro

So I’m running at lunch yesterday in the bright midday sun, minding my own business when a passing car slows down in the lane nearest to me. An elderly woman in the passenger seat who looked as if she could barely sit up and draw a breath, pulls the cigarette from her mouth and crabbily says to me, “Watch after those knees.”

My initial reaction was to shout, “Thanks. Watch after those lungs! And that heart! And your skin!” But I didn’t. Only because God performed some kind of miracle right then and there that was the equivalent of parting the Red Sea. Seriously, what the heck?!!

7 comments:

The Church Lady said...

LOL. I'll bet you were left scratching your head. The nerve.

Janis said...

You were very kind to keep quiet. Your right...it was divine intervention.

A New England Life said...

Ha haa! She may not care about herself but at least she does care about others!

oreneta said...

weird weird weirder.

J.G. said...

I thought for a minute she meant "Because I'm getting ready to throw this butt out the window." At least that would have made sense.

You showed great restraint not to respond with MYOB, or worse!

Kelley with Amy's Angels said...

I bet she had a super raspy voice, too!

Trailboss said...

Oh my...that is just strange. I wonder if she was from Hoptown?