I was not a nice person at the grocery store today. I ran to the corner store for a couple of things and had to stand in a long line because only one cashier was working. Some friends of the young man in front of me came in and struck up a conversation. They were both wearing full bike leathers and somehow this made the young man proudly proclaim: "I bought purple chaps!" and apparently they were for horse riding.
"what goes with purple chaps?" the biker woman teased him.
I couldn't keep my mouth shut. "A large floral bouquet for the horses rear end?" I said quietly, but loud enough to be be heard. This earned me a glare from the young man.
The teasing continued for another couple of minutes and I stayed out of it until the biker pair teased their friend about how long it was taking him to write a check.
"I'm not allowed to have a credit card." he said.
"well, that's probably a good idea." his friend responded. "a lot of young people your age have way too much credit anyway."
He was disgusted with such a sentiment. "I wouldn't get in trouble. What am I going to buy anyway?"
"Purple chaps." The words were out of my mouth before I could stop them.
I'm really quite surprised he didn't key my car.