I forgot …

Your story of the angry woman, Beth, made me think of another occasion when I was idly standing outside our car (waiting for my husband to do whatever it is that keeps him in the car for minutes longer than I expect), gazing dreamily at nothing in particular (as one does), and musing on the loveliness of the dusk, when suddenly I was confronted by a very angry woman who spat, “Who do you think you’re staring at?”

Startled into retaliation, I spat back, “I didn’t even SEE you, you stupid woman!” If Melisanda had been in a better mood I would have said, “I was just thinking how beautiful you looked with the setting sun lighting a halo round your lovely red hair.”

I hope I get an opportunity to rerun my life so I can use all the great lines I’ve thought of after the event.

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