I mention in the About page how I’ve embraced the concept that is the name of this blog, Imustruneverywhere. And so yesterday I ran to the grocery store.
I shop at Rosauers, and it’s pretty close to my house, which is a good thing because I can get there before I start sweating. I bring the groceries home using a backpack-like sling that I can really tighten down so the groceries hardly bounce or sway. Being single and making a couple trips a week means I can easily pack home everything I need.
I’m not self-conscious about shopping while wearing my running outfit, however, since I started wearing a cape, I get looks, especially from kids.
I was in the cereal aisle, and a couple holding hands turned the corner coming toward me. It was Petra. I didn’t want to talk, but I couldn’t avoid her without being obvious.
She greeted me warmly, and we chatted for a moment and then the introduction came.
“Jim, this is my boyfriend, Byron.”
We shook and after a couple minutes of conversation, it seemed that he was a thoughtful and down to earth guy. He asked how long I’ve been wearing a cape. I told him just a couple months, but one downside is that zombies, for some reason, are especially attracted to cape-wearers. He nodded in agreement. “I can see that. They’re always trying improve their stats and convert us to their way of life.”
Byron said it was a pleasure meeting me, Petra wished me a pleasant day, and we parted.
After paying for my groceries, I ran home, thinking how hard it’d be to make a move on the girlfriend of someone who’s a nice guy. I wondered how in the world Petra and I will become a couple.