Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Smiley Story

I was walking through the skyway in downtown Minneapolis today when I saw a cleaning lady sweeping up a bunch of ice cubes scattered on the floor. For some reason, my first thought was that an "abominable snowman" had vomited there, and the mental image was so funny that even though I tried, I couldn't stop a smile from sneaking onto my face. I was dressed for business and wasn't supposed to be smiling so blithely for an unknown reason, but while I fought with the smile, a young and beautiful stranger, also dressed for business, saw the conflict and smiled with me. Completely naturally.

I don't know who she was. Just thought I'd share. :)

6 comments:

Martha said...

That's cute (and curious). Only one of my own would imagine a vomiting abominable snowman.

Mark Dudley said...

That is funny. I can't say that I would have thought the same thing, but that is a good thing...I think.

Rachel said...

You're funny, Jim!

Bethany said...

...a beautiful stranger smiled...

Joe Coolish said...

That puts the funniest picture in my head! Just ask mom, I laughed pretty uproariously. I imagine him holding his stomach and spewing an icy pukeington all over the place while groaning loudly. lololololol

James Austin said...

And the cleaning lady thinks, "Oh, not again..."