Walk out of gym. Shorts. T-Shirt. Flip-flops on. Backpack over my shoulder.
I pause near the entrance to check a notification on my phone.
Two girls walk out.
“I like your toe shoes.”
I’m thinking, “that’s a funny thing to call flip-flops, but I like it,” so I say, “Thanks.” and then I add, “I don’t change for the weather. I make the weather change for ME!” and then I laugh — because I’m hilarious.
She says, “What?”
So then I repeat myself, “I don’t change for the weather. I make the weather change for me.”
She says, “Ha. Ok.”
And then the other girl goes, “Well, I like your dimples.”
“Thank you! Thank you very much.”
And then they got into their car and left.
I walk to my car, take my backpack off my shoulder, and it’s at that moment I realize the first girl was talking about my TOE SHOES (my Vibram FiveFingers!) The shoes I clamp onto the back of my backpack when I leave the gym. NOT my flip-flops.
Dang. No wonder she asked me to repeat myself.
So, that’s a FAIL in the Comprehension Dept, but a +1 in Dimples.
I can live with that.