Tuesday, October 2, 2012
DeRanged.....................by Diane Ogden
It brings joy to people every day. Some walking, some driving, some standing and pointing.... but today I experienced a first. I stopped at the library to pick up some books I had waiting for me. I was leaving when an elderly woman, picture this now..... brown short wig, hefty, wrinkled up stone faced and creeping toward my car pointing at the leg. I laughed, she did not! She started to walk away and then crept back toward my car and over to my drivers side. Never a twinge of a smile or even a sneer, nothing! I rolled down my window and smiled politely at Mrs. Stoneface. She pointed at me and then toward the passenger side of the car and said, "Do you know you have a leg coming out of your car?" I swear on all my relatives graves she said that! I looked at her and said, "Yes I do." She looked at me with such disgust I felt naked. I backed up to get out of her range (de-rangement) when a van pulled in and a younger woman opened her mouth wide like she had seen a ghost. That is when I thought to myself (what is wrong with these people?) Like I was the sane one among the three. Neither women laughed but rather found my Halloween humor distasteful. They must have been from a religious cult.
All in all 99 % find the leg hilarious....or at least something out of the ordinary day. I do too. It's when I forget its there and people are making all sorts of motions at me regarding it. I eventually come to my senses and laugh with them.
So until I find something interesting or funny, be well, be safe, be happy, and try not to act de-ranged! Good God it is just a joke. And get rich so you can put a bloody leg in a NEW CAR door!
Photo from http://thechubbychatterbox.blogspot.com I know I know the brown wig is missing!