Tuesday, October 18, 2005

you're it

yesterday, due to some simple misplanning on cabs to the airport, i was running for it at o'hare. luckily, i made it with plenty of time, and everything was fine.

there aren't many things in life that i can't find humor about, but as i was sprinting around in the air-p, nothing seemed good about the situation at all. i became a fumed ital, a rarity these days. i was frustrated, sick, and under-rested, and if i was late, i would f up the first workshop.

i got to the gate and thankfully stood in line. i felt a hand on my back. the hand shuffled down slowly and slipped my tag inside my sweater.

i turned around. it was an elderly woman, about 6 inches shorter than me, really pretty. her husband stood proudly behind her, wearing a bomber flak jacket from '47 and glasses. she winked when i spun around. "thank you," i said. "oh, we all have to help each other out," she smiled.

we sure do.

6 Comments:

Blogger Timmy Tapeworm said...

Yeah, nice old ladies! Love 'em!

12:15 PM  
Blogger tara d. said...

me too. they're pretts.

12:41 PM  
Anonymous trace said...

i've always loved you, now i love that oldie...
also i wish i could have seen you as the ital stal sprinting through the term

1:19 PM  
Blogger tara d. said...

wish this!

seriously, the oldie was worth loving. also, both were unafraid of taking help, and i thought that was really beautiful. the husbo went to lift the woman's carryon to the overhead bins, and couldn't do it right. a young strapping fellow stood up and grabbed it and helped, and cute oldies were like, yeah! thanks a bunch!

nice work, couple of the centsch.

6:17 PM  
Anonymous trace said...

also, i get it... the "you're it" title. NICE.

second, were you that young strapping fellow?

forth, i thought we were coups de la centch? sup?

fifth, i know there was no third

9:17 PM  
Blogger tara d. said...

no, i think you were coups of the millen. i could be wrong...?

i was that strapping young fell...ette. opposite, it wasn't me. but it should've been. well, mabes not - i wonder if it would have made things diff if a girl had offered - my bet is yes.

2:04 AM  

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