Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What a gimlet!

I sit outside on the school bench waiting to give my reading presentation to the class. I wear yesterday’s party outfit because one and a half hour’s wear does not justify washing machine space. I also sport my Dr. Seuss’ Stoker hat whilst I listen to the "Archers" on my phone. Another mum also waits nearby. We exchange smiles as she watches a younger class cavort during their PE lesson. She steps over to me, “what do you have on?”
“Er……I’m listening to…..a radio programme even though it’s really a phone,” I offer ripping out ear bud.
“No, I mean what do you have on?”
“The hat? I’m wearing a hat.” She giggles and repeats the question.
“Your perfume…..what fragrance is that?”
“Scent?” she grins.
“Fabric conditioner probably.”


Osh said...


I've had thast happen too.

Awesome Mom said...

What kind do you use? It must be irresistible.

Whitenoise said...

Puts some Bounce in your step?

buffalodick said...

Great answer! I overheard once, a Mom with two little tykes in tow : " My perfume? Baby powder- all the strippers use it.."

Linda said...

I bet you use that nice Downy Lavender and Vanilla one - I just love that fabric softener and think it smells fantastic!!

tara @ kidz said...

LOL. Well I guess that confirms the fact that one wearing doesn't mean an outift is 'dirty' since it smells so delightful to get a question like that!

All Rileyed Up said...

Ha! That's great. I'd better invest in some better dryer sheets. Nobody every compliments my scent.