Tuesday, 24 July 2012
I step out of my condo on a very bright day. I put my sunglasses on and walk slowly to the drug store to do some errands. Even with my Ray-Bans, I had to squint. Maybe I've been holed up in my condo too long. As I'm walking along, I gradually notice people looking at me. I wonder if my zipper is down. When no one was looking, I discreetly check by pretending to pull up my pants. But it's zipped up nicely. I pass more people and I get more stares. When I reach the drug store, I take off my sunglasses and notice one of the lens in my sunglasses is missing.
How can that be? I look around the entrance but I can't find it. After I pick up my stuff, I retrace my steps to see if I can find it but to no avail. I still couldn't figure out how I walked in the bright day and not notice. Eventually (a couple of months afterwards) I find the missing lens in the bottom of my knapsack.
So next time you see someone walking around and something doesn't look right - it's probably me (especially if you catch me checking my zipper). Just say hi... I won't bite.