Wednesday, April 22, 2009

A LITTLE DIGNITY, PLEASE ... AT 7TH AND MONTANA!


The recent heat wave that sent temperatures soaring into the 90's and 100's across the Southland meant only one thing for the crowd at Our Favorite Starbucks: A visit from the Dignified Walking Lady. Known for wearing the "coolest" possible outfits in the warmest possible weather, the Dignified Walking Lady has become something of a local enigma. I caught up with her recently and, as usual, she looked like she was ready for a cruise to Ice Station Zebra. She wore a heavy, woolen coat (buttoned to her neck), a scarf tied around her head to protect her ears, leather gloves, dark sunglasses and a floppy hat. "Hi there," I said, "What a scorcher, eh?" "Hello," she replied. I tried another approach: "They're predicting record high temperatures today, isn't that great?" It didn't work. As usual, she simply smiled, nodded and continued along her merry way. Dignified, yes, but something tells me that underneath all those layers of wool, she's sweating like a pig ...!

7 comments:

garnett109 said...

Old people have poor circulation and need to cover up.
Or Maybe that chick is in the witness protection program?

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Looks like she may get a cool breeze up her knickers, but that is more than offset by her other attire.

Beth said...

Whew, I think I'm sweating just looking at her! Perhaps one day you'll get to see a case of spontaneous combustion at 7th and Montana!

Hugs, Beth

Mark and Elayne said...

As a former Hospice LPN, I often attended elderly patients. And it is true, due to poor circulation, they do wear layers like that. whereas I am looking for the AC, they are dressed like the dear lady in your picture.Hugs, laini

Joann said...

I can't IMAGINE what she must've been feeling underneath it all!! UGH!!! I wanted to take all MINE OFF!!! LOL!!!

Myra said...

There is a lady who jogs every morning on my way to work, dressed all in black, long sleeves, gloves...she's running! Surely she must be sweating! She is "mature" too, so maybe its an age thing!

Indigo said...

Everyone else already said what I was thinking. The older they get the more layers they seem to enclose themselves in. (Hugs)Indigo