Monday, December 8, 2008

Party Pants

Did you ever accidentally run up to some stranger wearing similar pants to mom at the grocery store when you were a kid? I remember vividly when that happened when I was about 4 at the Natural History Museum. I saw the taxidermied moose diorama, and was so excited to run over and show my dad, whose favorite animal is the moose. I ran up to the nearest pair of fatherly pleated khakis and New Balance sneakers I saw and threw my arms around the leg. I looked up and was horrified to see it wasn't my dad, but a complete stranger. I immediately burst into tears.

Thank god people have faces and shirts and boobs so we have something else to look at other than their bottom halves. Because it's a grim scene down there at the 3 foot tall eye level.

Moose Exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History:


Sorsha said...

A pox on those fuzzy, dangly, ugg boots.

Bane of existence.

Anonymous said...

I often got lost in stores as a child. It got to the point where I had to stay home... I still don't like to go to big stores like K-Mart or whatever.

Lyz said...

It's even funnier when it's YOUR kid hanging on some other mom. Hee hee!

I love that you included the moose display!

The Honorable Mayor of Bethville said...

Personally, I'm a fan of the bison exhibit.

Anonymous said...

that happened to me once in the airport. I reached up for my dad's hand and when I looked up it was some stranger that laughed and said "wrong guy!". I was mortified.