I have the grace of a swan

After completing a round of errands that took a couple of hours, I decided to do some 'administrative work' on my blog, at the library.
'Administrative work' is bullshit for: answer my emails and write a couple of posts without the phone ringing and people staring at me whilst asking for things that are RIGHT THERE IN THE CABINET IN FRONT OF THEM.

And so, there I was.
Laptop, handbag, laptop case, cellphone (on vibrate), typing away when I realized that I needed to go to the loo.
There was a lady sitting next to me, looking like me, my age, typing away, and I said, because I am so smooth:
I need to pop down to the ladies, please don't steal my laptop...
and she said something mumbly but with a smile so I grabbed my handbag and left.
Upon my return I thanked her, and as I was sitting down I realized that I had somehow wrapped and tied my pashmina through and around my handbag and it was now strapped to the front of me in a big knot.
Because I AM SO SMOOTH.
And well accessorized.

Comments

Amy A. said…
You may have started a new fad! Carrying bags kangaroo style.
Miz S said…
And here I was SURE you were going to say something about toilet paper dragging behind you. So the pashmina knot seems somewhat tame to me.
tut-tut said…
Somehow, this image makes me think of Mary Poppins; I wonder why . . .
BabelBabe said…
if you wore a pashmina in my local library, you'd probably get mugged in the bathroom.
TX Poppet said…
Wait. You walked away from your laptop at the local library? And it was still there when you returned? OK, now I know that you'r pulling my leg. :-)
There is an excruciating storyl about the day my top rolled up, exposing my bra (and tummy!) and I didn't realise for ages (until I went to the bathroom at work). All those looks I got and I thought = Yes you are looking fab today = when in fact they were looks of dismay/disgust.

That was SMOOTH.
Argh! Miz S already said what I was going to say.
alice c said…
Just tell it - in a very stern voice - that Santa does not visit naughty little pashminas. You will find that it unravels very quickly.
Kim said…
At least you hadn't tucked your skirt/pants into your undies.
catsteevens said…
Hahaha, for some reason BabelBabe's comment made me laugh. Not that getting mugged is a funny thing, but....hahaha.

I would give anything for some "administrative work" time....alone time....just leave me the hell alone! Ooo, I need to go drink some eggnog :)