Tuesday, July 22, 2008

"How ya doin'? I just moved from San Diego, I'm lonely. I need a snowflake." - Man in '94 Buick, probably in his 50's or 60's...

I put a dress on this morning and regretted it when I looked outside at the gloomy gray sky (it’s July people, July!!!), but I was late for work so threw on a sweatshirt and long raincoat before running out the door to make sure I’d have enough time to walk to work….Made me think about the time BeCs was riding the bus and someone told her, “You’re homeless, I can tell,” because she was wearing so many layers. That’s what I thought I looked like this morning, a homeless woman. Honestly. Who wears three layers in July?

I was noticing a lovely clothesline with freshly washed clothes hanging off it, remembering how my grandmother never owned a clothes dryer, and how the smell of her clothes was simply divine, when a Buick billowing blue-gray exhaust drove past and stopped. I figured the driver would ask for directions. He didn't. The first words out of his mouth were the quote above, and it took me a second to realize snowflake meant “white girl.” I smiled, said thanks for the offer, and kept walking to work. I'm trying to be open to what the universe is sending me, but I can't break the 1/2 + 7 rule.

3 comments:

LK said...

half plus seven, huh? That means that my "dateable range" is from 21 - 39? And yours is what? 23 - 42? That's a big range, my friend. A big range.

Jen said...

What's the 1/2 + 7 rule?

Gretzky said...

The mathematical formula works out to be:

the age of the younger individual > or = to the age of the older individual / 2 + 7.

So if I'm the lovely age of 28, the oldest man I should date, according to the rule, is 42. (42/2 =21, + 7, = 28.)

For further discussion of said rule and other information on age disparity, wikipedia, as usual, has some interesting offereings....