11 More Sleeps

There are 11 more sleeps until Spring Day.  I learnt this yesterday from a girl, dressed in gym clothes, in a shop queue, right after she asked me to smell her arm.  It went like this:

Spring Girl: Hello, can I ask you something?

Me: Uh, sure.

Spring Girl:  Can you smell my arm? (she points to a spot on her arm just below her shoulder)

Because of her complete wide-eyed sincerity I don’t even give it a second thought.  I lean forward and inhale.  For a complete stranger’s almost arm pit, it smells positively lovely.

Me:  Your arm smells really nice.

Spring Girl:  Are you sure? I’m getting married and today is my perfume buying day.  This is just today’s list, I have so much to do (she shows me a meticulously hand written list.  A three columned, pink inked, bullet point list).

Spring Girl looks at me like she’s lost at Disney Land.

Me: Congratulations! That’s really cool.  When is the wedding?

Spring Girl:  Spring Day (she smiles and counts on her fingers) in 12 more sleeps! (This was yesterday)

I’m at the front of the line, I congratulate her again and wish her a super happy day and assure her one more time that her perfume smells perfect.  As I walk away I secretly congratulate myself for not telling Spring Girl that I too was once married on an almost Wintery day.  I once also counted down sleeps on my fingers.  And couldn’t help but make my excitement a shared experience, even with strangers in shop queues.  I’m glad I didn’t.  It was nice to momentarily get swept up in someone else’s dream.

So there you have it, 11 more sleeps.

Pictured Above – New almost Spring sandals – Aldo. New almost Spring hat – Gap.  Yesss.

PS.  And another stranger-than-fiction shop queue story.

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  1. Shmyril says:

    You did the right thing. :)

  2. Stelios says:

    Very bold of you, (sniff, sniff) congratulations. Unfortunately most people are under the impression that ‘Spring Day’ is on the 1st September – for those in the Southern Hemisphere. Where in fact ‘Spring Day (the commencement of Spring)’, is 45/46 days after the Winter Solstice.

  3. Ms. Ameezing says:

    Noted, thanks!

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