Monday, August 08, 2011

There. Perfect.

Yesterday, as I sat on the bus in the pouring rain, I saw a woman walking down the street in a full length raincoat (where do you buy those outside of fishing supply stores?) and a shower cap. Normally, we'll see a rain bonnet. You really have to be a confident person to wear a rain bonnet in public. Ten times out of ten I'd rather have wet hair than walk around a city looking like this:

But the shower cap was a first for me.

Waiting on the bus at a crowded stop, I watched the woman walk on the other side of the street, adjusting her shower cap and then looking at her reflection in every storefront window as she passed. Sometimes she would stop and mess around with it a little. All the way up? No, adjust. To the side like a beret? Maybe. Which side? This one? This one? No, let's try it all the way up again.

I felt like getting off the bus, making my way over to her, grabbing her gently by the shoulders and reminding her in a calm tone, "Ma'am. It's a shower cap. Just keep walking."

3 comments:

sreghitto said...
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sreghitto said...

Aww they remind me of my grammy! She always wore one! She looked so cute!

Anonymous said...

Hi Jessica , I wear a rain bonnet exactly like the one in the picture(red trim) , except mine has black trim. I am a 53 year old male and there is nothing to beat them for keeping you dry.

Ray.