Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Slice of Lime-Keeping Abreast of Things
Sunday, I wore a new dress (the one in the picture above) to church and received a number of compliments on it. I thanked people for their kind words but then one lady and her husband went on to ask where I had acquired the dress. It's a rather odd story and since this particular couple are closer friends than just casual Sunday morning pew mates I shared the story.
Some time ago I was approached by the church secretary who is roughly my size and shape with one particular difference, or perhaps two, depending upon your rendering. She walked over to me, coffee in hand, looking me up and down and said, "I bought a dress some time ago but I have found I can't quite fill it out adequately up at the top. I'm thinking it would work better on you since you're...uh....well, er...um...you'd just fill it out better than I do. Are you interested?" I am frugal and I hate clothes shopping so the offer of free clothing someone thinks might actually look half decent on me saves me both money and the trauma of fitting rooms. I said, "Sure."
At this point the wife of the couple to whom I was relating the story began convulsing with laughter and the husband nearly spit his coffee out before adding, "So she must have thought to herself, 'Who in in the church has a rack?'" I responded, "Yep, reading down the church directory and thinking "Gozangas...Gozangas....Yeah! she's got a set!"