Boy, you put a girl on crutches, albeit not the youngest or the freshest of girls, but you put a girl on crutches and next thing you know the rest of the world becomes one big giant rude piece of anti humanity. Not that I'm bitter or anything, but lady, let me put my packages in the back of my car and carefully place my crutches in the backseat and hop on over to the driver-side door and unlock it and fall in before you honk at me.
Post Highjack: Speaking of hopping here and there when I am without the crutches, I told my orthopedic guy and his sidekick--the retainer-wearing one; don't know where the male models went--that I needed to wear a jog bra due to all the hopping. They did not get the joke.
As I was saying, I don't think this rudeness is because of a Christmas rush, or anything, at least it must not be. The mall wasn't crowded at all and except for a few kids crying in the line for Santa, the place seemed pretty serene given the proximity of the holiday(s). Shoot, while navigating past a few people by the perfume counter at Macy's and trying to squish past someone with a load of bags, a family of six decided to plunge their way past me, practically knocking me over. None of them had crutches, a wheelchair, a broken arm, much less a bad hair cut.
End of rant, really, but any of you out there who have been incapacitated to a certain degree, did you notice how you went in thinking you might get a helping hand once in awhile but, in fact, you didn't? Today, with bags, a purse and crutches, I propped myself up against one of those security thingy's while I opened a door for a man who appeared to be in his late 60's, thinking age before beauty and all that. He waltzed right through. At least he said thank you.
Well, at least a big package came yesterday. My usual purse sort of broke and I decided it was time to order a new one, one that could double as a knitting bag. I was a little worried because the pictures of this Zuma didn't really turn me on, but my buddy Scout promised me that I would love it. And I do. In person, this bag is truly fantastic and it closes with magnets, hands free. It even has a neat accordion-like zippered opening that holds my little memo books, the ones that I write needless thoughts in whenever the feeling strikes. It'll also be available soon in a color they call Eggplant, which, I think, might be the equivalent to last year's X-Box or this year's Wii for knitters.
BTW: I also ordered some of those Namaste Buddy Cases. They are fantastic. I'm not going to use them in my purse or anything; instead, I'm going to stack them up and use them for little office-y supplies and such. At the price (only $15.00) they are totally worth it. I just have to order a couple more and then my office will look complete.
Oh, and yeah. The sock yarn. That is some Malabrigo that I ordered from SuperCrafty.com, and I CANNOT wait to finally knit with it. I am going to Denver for the holidays to visit my dad and my brother (plus Girlfriend gets to meet three cousins she's never ever met before). I'm thinking this is the yarn I'll take with me. Socks and mittens, anyone? Can't wait.