Have you ever had the sensation that you thought you knew somebody, but then they do something or own something or wear something that seems completely against character? For example, I had a friend who was pregnant and she was given a maternity dress that she absolutely hated. It was denim and floral printed and ugly and she would never normally wear it, but the woman who gave it to her kept asking if she fit in it yet...eventually she decided to be nice and wear it. Once. That day (of course) she saw an old friend who hadn't seen her in a really long time.
She of course immediately explained about the ugly denim and floral print maternity dress. Her long-lost friend said, "Thank goodness. I was really confused and thought to myself...'just when you think you know someone...'"
You probably remember that I have a thing against Crocs. Well, when I was in Tucson, a loyal reader presented me with this keychain:
|If you're wondering why somebody who lives in a basement has so many keys it's because the people I live with gave me three keys just to get in their back door.|
Knowing the love-hate relationship that I have with Crocs, she thought it a fitting gift. And she was right. I love it. But I hate it. I am embarrassed to carry it on my keychain, but it reminds me of my loyal-reader-turned-loyal-friend and I love her and it always makes me smile. It also makes my keys much easier to find at the bottom of my tote bag.
I have to say I really get a kick out of it when people look at it quizzically, wondering what the heck somebody as COOL as me is doing with such a NERDY keychain. And then I really love it when the confident ones eventually ask, "What's with the keychain?"