Friday, May 30, 2014

Do You Hear What I Hear?





I was wearing my new jazzy spandex jogging capris and my brand new Apple ear buds when I left the house for my morning walk.  It was a bit chilly, so I went back for a light sweatshirt.  I got a really long one since I was not sure the 'hood was ready for the total spandex experience from me just yet.

My ipod was already secure in  the small fanny pack around my waist and and didn't want to put the pack  over my sweatshirt, so grabbed my ear buds that were hanging from under the sweatshirt now and just popped them in my ears.   

I had a full hour of disco hits '70's on my play list.  Yeah, Baby.  Makin' my way to Funkytown.

When you walk at the same time every day, you tend to come across the same people.  Conversations are rare; we morning walkers prefer just waving and smiling to one another. The day was beautiful, I was full of energy and those tunes were good ones. "It's Raining Men!"  "Ring My Bell!"

I had the volume up and may have even broken out into song once in awhile.  (Can you blame me?)  My hips were swaying and my head was bopping along with the tunes,  "She's a Very Funky Girl!"  I waved to all my regular peeps as I dance/walked by.

The only thing that nudged me (and only slightly) from my Dancing Queen reverie was the downward tugging of my ear buds. I reasoned the sweat shirt was forcing the wire down.  Or, maybe the new ear buds were just heavier than my past ones had been.  

Oh well. I was too lost in the music to do anything about it.  "Shake Your Groove Thing. Shake Your Groove Thing. Yeah. Yeah."

I continued to wave at my fellow morning people, including some I didn't know.  It was that kind of morning, you know? I smiled at all the kiddos walking to school.  They looked at me and smiled back, obviously in awe of my super-speedy-groovilicious walking. "Le Freak! C'est Chic!" 

It was on the last block of my three mile tour of the '70's that the tugging on my ears got to be too much, I pulled up on the cord to discover that the wires of the ear buds were not, as I had assumed, just caught on the edge of my sweatshirt.  

Oh my.

Oh no.

My ipod was indeed hidden from public view, but the wires from it had descended down and been caught up in the crotch of the heavy duty spandex before swooping up to my ears again.  Yes, that cord was really worked in there.  

Those I passed by must have thought I had a direct line to my nether regions, and was listening pretty intently.

Judging from my facial expressions and nodding head they could have assumed that the news was pretty fantastic!  

Well, OK!

(Hey!  At least I wasn't listening to a scary novel or a boring news program.  Imagine what they would have thought the report was then!)


17 comments:

Leah J. Utas said...

Oh, Dog, that was hilarious. Thank you.

Madi and Mom said...

OH BBBBBBBBB YOU HAVE LITERALLY CRACKED me up. I am CACKLING LIKE A HEN AND my EYES ARE LEAKING.
HAVING AN iPod dangling from the nether regions is far worse than the dreaded toilet paper trail dangling from ones pants. Bless your heart..hey but you might have started a new trend. Be on the look out for copy cats.

Lots of hugs madi and cecilia

Pearl said...

Sang along with you! :-)

As for listening to one's privates, I spent quite a bit of time in my teens and 20s doing just that. :-) That sort of thing will get a gal in trouble!

Pearl

R Bella said...

Bahahahahaa fantastic. Thank you for a good laugh. Happy Friday, Betty!

Brian said...

Now that was a good dose of the giggles!

YrHmblHst said...

Death before disco!

jenny_o said...

70's playlist - oh yeah baby! There hasn't been a decade like it since!

Embarrassing moment but great storytelling :)

Tabor said...

I hate when stuff like that happens because I look stupid enough as it is! You,on the other hand, seem to be able to pull anything off with style.

Gigi said...

Oh Betty! That sounds like something that would happen to me!

Alison said...

Hilarious! I bet the young men in particular were freaked out...they are already mystified by our complex anatomy, who knows what they think it capable of now?

There is some weird juju going on with your posts in my feed. The last three all showed up today, even though I see they're dated Wednesday and Thursday. It's a bit distressing to learn I've been missing out on my Betty time. Mysteries of the ethersphere...

Olga Hebert said...

My son strongly disapproves of my wearing headphones while walking. Maybe this is why. Too funny.

Daisy said...

Hahaha! Oh dear. Thanks for the laugh. Hey, at least you were out there getting that exercise in! :) Have a great weekend!

Baby Sister said...

Hahahaha!! Oh goodness that is hilarious. :)

Slamdunk said...

I bet you were the talk of the neighborhood that morning. "Raining Men" is on one of the Just Dance video game disks and little boy enjoys dancing to it. Too funny.

Shelly said...

Gads, but I laughed so hard reading this! Been there, done that!

Pat Tillett said...

HA! That was darn funny...

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

This made my day:)
I hate those ear buds for me. They refuse to stay in my ears. We are not all built alike. I have to use a brand that's smaller.