Shalimar & lipstick: tools for senior subterfuge

Had to do a quick run to the post office today but was covered in dog stains & dog hair & smelled like a livestock pen from holding them. I didn’t want to make a big production & get all dolled up for a five-minute job, so I squirted on a little Shalimar, dabbed on some lipstick & took off.

This is the season when seniors from Canada & northern US states come here to winter. The post office was filled with them attired even more unfashionably than my get-up. And I was the only one that smelled hot. So exactly why have they let themselves go like that? I can blame the mutts. What’s their excuse!? For ten whole minutes I felt superior. Till I got home & saw myself in the mirror. I’m hiding out now.