I was having a chat with a friend of mine about a picture that she had recently shown me. It was a photo of a beautifully hand made purse that someone had recently given to her. It really is gorgeous. Made of an antique cream fabric, black lace and hand quilted. I mentioned to her that I would be afraid to actually use it for fear that it would get dirty or ruined and somehow that led to a discussion about using a public restroom.
We got to talking about how my friend wouldn't dare set that on the floor while using one and how when I use a public restroom, a very rare happening for me, that before I even lock the stall door, I make sure it has a hook to hang my purse on. The story just kept getting longer and longer. I don't know how a picture of a purse can lead two grown women to a conversation about using a public restroom. But it did. Talk about getting off the subject!
Anyway, as the story went on, my friend began to tell me that if there isn't a hook in the stall, that she hangs her purse around her neck while squatting above the toilet. Now, I have to tell you, you'd have to know this person to see some of the humor in the story. But when she said that to me, I had this mental picture of her with this large purse dangling around her neck and squatting above the toilet. I just about died. To top it off, she said that she sometimes has to shift her body to make adjustments for the weight of the purse while it swings in front of her body. She said it so 'matter a fact' like. Like it was a normal occurrence for every woman that used a public restroom. It was then that I just about peed my pants.
I realize that you may not find my friends story funny, and it may be one of those stories, where you had to be there, but for me, it was totally hilarious and the highlight of my day. It's good to have friends that will let you be yourself and that can be themselves with you. No matter how ridiculous or silly you may sound or look. Do you have friends like that. I certainly hope that you are blessed with many!
Until tomorrow. . .Happy HANGING!