Tuesday, November 30, 2010
And genetics, believe it or not!
The woman had shock white hair and a Christmas tree pin made from multi colored glass. "Twelve dollars," she said.
"Twelve? I thought it was four?" Said Anna, pointing to the painted wooden sign.
"That's the doug fir, these is a noble fir. Doug first hasn't even come in yet."
"Well..." said Anna. She looked over at me. Anna loves Christmas. We both do. We both sort of flip out for the month of December. "We can do twelve dollars, right Lina?" She asked cheerfully.
"Yeah! That's not much money at all!" What a great morning it was. Brisk but clear, like Boston, and in a few hours I'd be heading off to Portland for the weekend. We'd survived thanksgiving and now, Bring on the Christmas!
The woman took the money from Anna slowly. She eyed us from over the top of her glasses as she counted out change. "Do you girls share finances?" She asked.
"Um. What?" Asked my sister distractedly, who is always polite but not always paying good attention.
"Do you girls share finances?"
I nudged her. She glanced at me and I gave her The Look. The I'll tell you later look. "What is it?" She whispered.
"I'll tell you later."
"Well," said Anna straightening up. "This money is from the house concert so yes, we do share this." As if that would make sense to anyone.
We threw the car in her ancient white Subaru and turned left out of the parking lot. "Anna," I explained, "she was trying to figure out if we were lesbians."
"Do we share finances? What the hell kind of question is that?"
I thought it was a funny little antidote of the morning, but I did make a mental note never wear my big, beloved Carhat jacket again when I go on domestic little outings with my sister.