It's been rainy the last few days. So, you know, this means I carried my umbrella to lunch the other day.
This is already the most scintillating blog post ever.
Anyway, back in the elevator at Corporate Behemoth, my coworker S and I were both complimented for our colorful umbrellas.
"Oh - I just got it Marshalls," S said about her bumpershoot.
"Oh - I just got mine from high school graduation," I said.
"And how long ago was that?"
"Nineteen years ago."
"You've had the same umbrella for 19 years?"
"Yes. It's one of the greatest accomplishments of my life."
Everyone was impressed. I lived a dream and was plied with kudos for my superior umbrella-keeping skillz.
Or, at least I'm pretending that the looks of pity and judgments on my freakishness were actually jealousy and wonder.