The Odds Are One In A Bazillionty Seventeen

So I'm at the school yesterday to pick Micah up for speech therapy, and I had to park the whole way across the lot because apparently it was Everyone And Their Brother Day at the elementary, and I'm hiking the quarter mile back to the school when I feel this thing on my leg. I reach down and brush at my ankle, but it just doesn't seem to help. Not having an abundance of time on my hands, and not wanting to look like an idiot in the parking lot trying to rid myself of an invisible something on my leg, I simply ignored The Thing and walked to the school.

I picked up my boy, waved to the teacher across the library, chatted with his aide, signed him out at the office, and we hiked back to the van together. On the hike back, I felt a tickle at my ankle again. That Thing was still there. It was triggered by the windy day. It almost felt like a hair, but it would be quite long. How weird would it be if I missed a hair at one spot on my leg every time I shaved? And that hair grew so long that it would wave in the wind when I walked?

Very weird, that's how weird.

We got to the van, I strapped Micah into his carseat, we chose a CD to play on our short jaunt across town, and I plopped myself into the driver's seat. Before I forgot, I checked my ankle to see what on earth was tickling.

People, I will never in my entire life understand how I missed one hair on my left leg every time I shaved for so long that it grew to be nearly an inch long. What are the odds of that happening? And rest assured, I made a beeline for the razor the minute I got home.

I'm a wee bit mortified over this, so don't tell anyone. It'll be our secret.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

*giggle* *giggle* *snort* BWAHHHHH HAHAHAHA!

utmomof 5 said...

hee hee hee hee still laughing a few minutes after I read this :)

the planet of janet said...

bwahahahahahahahahaaa...

*gasp cough wheeze gulp*

bwahahahahahahahahahaaa....

i love you, truly i do.

Suburban Correspondent said...

Whew! I thought it was some horrid sort of bug.

JennyH said...

I also thought it would be something horrible and embarrassing.

At least a hair I bet nobody even noticed. I also bet you will be paying close attention to that spot when you shave!

It is funny. How long does it take to have a leg hair grow an inch!?

Burgh Baby said...

At least it wasn't a spider, because that's exactly what I thought it was going to be.

wendy said...

Still laughing!! I too thought it was going to be some sort of bug!

Roger said...

I figured it was going to be some horrible spider or snake or something, but a hair, pshaw! :-) Although I do have to admit that I am impressed by your talent of missing that one hair, each.and.every.time. Impressive, and I hope you found it this time. ;)

"Intentionally Katie" said...

That TOTALLY HAPPENED TO ME last week! Except I didn't feel it blowing in the breeze, I saw it while on vacation without a razor. It was also an inch long...huge. And just one. SO weird!!!

Debbie @ Three Weddings said...

I think I would have gone for the tweezers and yanked that dang hair our. Apparently it wanted to stay around!