Thursday, July 7, 2011
Rushing into the local post office, just barely missing the locking of the customer wait forever section doors, the ones that bar those who can only do things a minute too late; I fidget with my too long of a strap purse, pass my car keys from thumb to thumb, wince too many times at the pain my arm is experiencing from a clumsily held package, try not to drop the five copy customs slip, how would I ever pick it up off the floor, eye the post it note reminder precariously dangling from my purse top of the money order I'm to purchase for husband, and balance on my package three stamped letters to mail that I haven't mailed yet, because I'm one of those who can only do things almost a minute too late when it has anything to do with the postal service. Whew...I think that is the longest sentence I have ever written in this lifetime!
I finally have just one person ahead of me, and I'm beginning to look around at my surroundings, AND THERE IT IS. This individual ahead of me, so engrossed on her cell phone, is wearing white knit shorts on a body that is not light colored, and a three inch section of the back seam is gaping wide open announcing to all that she is either wearing a thong or no panties at all. I think it is about three inches...I don't stare at it too long, because I'm seeing a part of her body that I don't care to see outside of the beach and maybe not even then; and for what seems like an eternity, but was probably only five seconds, I contemplate how I am going to tactfully approach the subject with her.
Right in the middle of my contemplation a voice calls out from the beyond..."next please" and my problem's solved, although I think hers was only beginning. I cannot quite bring myself to look at her again as she approaches the counter, and I missed looking at the strangers behind me in line to see if anyone else caught the view. I feel a little bad for about 30 seconds...until I hear a voice call from the beyond..."next please", and vow never ever to go pantyless in public in this lifetime.