Sunday, October 01, 2006
Lucky Cap - or Not?
Take a look at this cap. I admit it is a pretty funky looking thing. However, there is a reason for it's sorry state and, every day like clockwork, Peggy and I have a discussion as to why she is not allowed to wash it. This morning it was agreed that we would ask the blog readers for their opinions.
As any reader of this blog knows, about three months ago, I took up running again after laying off for several years. At my age, I was very concerned about possible injuries while trying to get back into this sport. Now, I am up to four miles daily and have done so without injury or pain and during this entire building process I have worn this cap. I think that pretty much proves this is a lucky cap and that it would be crazy to wash it.
Peggy seems to think it reflects badly on her when I go out wearing this disgusting thing on my head. For some reason that sounds vaguely familiar. OH, I remember, my first wife used to say my color choices in clothing reflected badly upon her. No doubt, she was absolutely right about that. Many times, I heard the statement, "You are not going out of this house dressed like that!"
That problem is now completely solved. I have gone back to wearing a uniform which means I no longer have to strain any neurons deciding if colors match. My daily uniform is black t-shirt, white shorts, white socks. When a dress uniform is called for, I substitute Levi's 501 Blues for the white shorts. Some of you have noticed I had started wearing a uniform, but, I think many were too polite to say anything for fear that I had simply stopped changing clothes. But, I digress, this is about the cap.
I would like your opinion as to whether or not it is worth the risk to wash this valuable cap. If it is a lucky cap, it would lose it's magical powers, and I might be hobbling around here with all kinds of problems after my next run. My personal opinion is that it is not worth taking that kind of chance and I should wear it until it rots away to the point it will no longer stay on my head. But, by all means, give us your opinion. I'm still not going to wash it but, it might make Peggy feel better if, by some miracle, someone agrees with her silly idea. Wash it? ... You don't wash a lucky cap!
Posted by Lloyd and Peggy