My usual mode of dress to go to Wally World is a pair of sweats, no makeup, and tennis shoes. Sometimes I will upgrade my look with a pair of jeans. Seriously though, what’s the point? This is Wal-mart we are talking about, have you seen the people that shop there? Well, I shop there, so that should tell you something I guess. My point is, no one is trying to make a fashion statement and if they are they are probably dressed like a hooker. The rest of us just go casual.
One day I was doing my usual shopping dressed to the nines this time: best tennis shoes, sweats with no food stains (usually I run to the store because I need something cooking), and even makeup. Not that it mattered, I still looked like Grandma going shopping. Most everyone that was there looked just like me, a middle-aged woman getting groceries or a young Mom with a screaming kid. Except for one man. Now, I don’t make a habit of looking at other men for the most part, they are just not an interest for me. I have been married for a long time and even though my husband and I have had our ups and downs, we are pretty comfortable with each other. Besides, men are incredibly hard to train. I should know, I have been trying to train my husband for almost thirty years and he still doesn’t behave.
Back to the MAN. I turned my head in the electronics department and caught a glimpse of one of the best-looking men I have ever seen. Not only was he gorgeous, but he was wearing a tailored suit, making him look like a Hollywood celebrity. Not the kind of man you see in the electronics department at Wal-mart. The average guy there is wearing a baseball cap and his underwear or his gut are hanging out of his jeans. As he walked by with his manicured hands and smooth, dark hair, I couldn’t help but stare.
As he got a little farther away from me I mumbled under my breath, “Wow, that guy was hot!”
From behind me comes the voice of a little old lady who heard me, “Why yes, honey, it is hot in here”.
I looked at her, smiled, and went about my grocery shopping. I have never learned to look before I speak, but this time it was worth it.