The other day I was made to go to my sister’s volleyball tournament. It was an all-day event, and for someone who barely passed gym and considers riding her bike to class sufficient exercise for the week, it was painful. And I was stuck there for several hours.
Within ten minutes of being there I was hit in the head by a stray volleyball. Half an hour later I got out my crossword puzzle. My mother and I struck a deal: I could work on my crossword while my sister was on the bench, and had to watch while she was in. I wasn’t completely faithful to this bargain, it’s really hard to watch 6 volleyball games when there are people in comas who are more athletic than you.
Eventually I had to go to the bathroom, as usually happens after serveral hours of sucking down rootbeers. I’m not a fan of public restrooms, but sometimes you just have to deal.
I have a really bad habit of leaning up against bathroom counters while I’m washing my hands. I just can’t seem to break it.
This occassionally leads to minor disasters. Like this day.
I was wearing a skirt, I leaned against the bathroom counter, and got water all across my crotch region.
It really really looked like I peed my pants. And I had to go outside. And walk past a whole bleacher section worth of people.
I decided the best course of action was to hold my head up high, look people in the eye, and let them think what they wanted to.
This was very difficult to do when my mom’s best friend saw me for the first time in months and had to cover her laugh with her hand. I knew what she thought.
And then my family laughed out loud. And pointed. And drew attention to it.
Awesome. I’ve got to break this habit.