After two days of writing in my pajamas under frozen, grey skies, I decided to shower, apply red lipstick and patronize the new restaurant that just opened downstairs.
“Ahhhh! It’s great to be here!” I declared to Shane, the bartender, as I removed my puffy jacket and slid my tight-legging-clad-ass onto the barstool. “I’m taking a break!”
“From what? Kids?” He smiled.
My mouth fell agape and my eyes widened.
“Kids?!?!?! What?!? No! Do I look *that* haggard?!!”
I shrugged and sucked at my teeth.
“I’m too old for kids, anyway,” I said.
He turned pale.
“So…what would you like to order, Ma’am?”
I wiggled my freshly pedicured toes inside their studded, heeled boots.
“UHHHMMMMM, you can call me ‘MISS’, not ‘MA’AM’! Dear God!”
Shane looked me square in the eye.
“You just told me you’re too old to have kids and now you want me to call you ‘Miss’? I’m failing here. Help me out!”