Saturday, April 09, 2005
"drinkers with a running problem"
There is a path in the field, across the creek in our backyard and we frequently see people jogging or walking their dogs on it. Well, this evening I was sitting in the kitchen, and looked up to see a bride, bridesmaids, flowergirls and a groom running on the path across the creek. I immediately thought this must have been some kind of wedding-induced spontaneous romp in a field. But then, a few more brides went by, complete with vales and flowers. Then some more grooms, and a bunch of bridesmaids and finally, an old man in a wedding dress walking further behind them.
I was stumped- what the hell goes on here anyway?
I stopped into Woodman's to get some potatoes for dinner later on. On my way out to my car, a woman in the car next to mine asked "are you Knit Wit?" I nodded and she said "I'm not stalking you, I was the person who took a picture of your car for the Capital Times last summer and I recognized your car" (For those who don't remember check this out.) We laughed about how my car ended up on a billboard for a couple minutes, and then I noticed she was wearing a frilly yellow bridesmaid-type dress.
So, I decided to ask about it, even though it seemed incredibly rude. I mean, what if she had really been in an afternoon wedding. I asked "Why are you wearing that" and then I quickly added "I'm asking because before when I was at home I saw a bunch of people running around across the creek in wedding garb." She replied, "yes, I was there!" and then I proceeded to explain why it was so strange- all those brides, grooms, bridesmaids and even the old man in the dress running around across the creek.
She explained: "Oh- it is our "Drinkers with a Running Problem" group."
She offered this explanation as if it not only made perfect sense, but as if it cleared up all that was strange about the people running around in wedding garb. Needless to say it did neither.
We laughed awkwardly and I said goodbye and drove away.
Now, what exactly is a "drinkers with a running problem" group? Why were there also children there- dressed as flower girls and ring bearers?
posted by knit wit | 4/09/2005 09:27:00 PM