One of them: “Who’s there?”
Me: “It’s me, Dellgirl.”
One of them: “Hey, girl. Where were you? We’ve been waiting for you.”
Me: “Nowhere. I got up, dressed, piddled-around doing a little this and a little that, made a list of things I needed from the store, thought I’d stop by there before I came here. To be on the safe side, I logged online checked my bank account and did a double-take when I saw the balance. It wasn’t much of a surprise, but it caused me to rethink some of the unnecessary items on my shopping list.”
One look at my balance and, I thought, “Jeeze, I’d better wait until the 1st to get most of this junk. That money has to last me the whole rest of the month. Good-googly-moogly today is only what? The twenty-first! Ma-a-a-n, that’s still a good while to go there. Oh well, I’ll get what I really need and wait until the 1st for the rest.”
One of them: “Tell me about it. Come on in honey, join the club.”
The rest of them: “Yea, come sit. That’s how ’we roll’…
… until the 1st of the month.”
[BANG, WHAPP, KER-THUNNKK, ZAPP!!! a skillet up side the head moment]
Me: [to self] "Dang, Dellgirl! You’re 'one-of-them' now."
Me: [cutting a step] "Oh, woop-de-doo, girl, how cool is that!? I'm finally old enough and grown enough to do what I want . . . on the 1st.
© 2009 by Leona G. Shankle