“My own reflection was even taunting me. ‘Leave your clothes here and walk out. I dare you,’ it said. I was worried that one day I’d listen to it.”
“And? It’s my plane and I’ll wear whatever I like.”
“When we flew dead-heads – flights with no passengers – we’d have to find other ways to pass the time.”
“Lost a bet? No, I won the bet.”
“Okay, now I see the benefits of working from home.”
“Actually, no, not everyone agrees this is the best way to keep hair products away from clothing. But it makes a new haircut that much more special, don’t you think?”
“They say stage hypnotists can’t make you do anything that you didn’t already want to do, but if you’d asked me if I wanted to be paraded around, naked, in front of a crowded auditorium I’d have said ‘no’. I guess I was wrong.”
“How long have you been sitting out here?”
“About twenty minutes. But I knew you’d look out of the window and come down sooner or later.”
I was disappointed not to be able to have a party, to not even have friends come around, but at least I was able to invite one friend over.
“Don’t get dressed up,” I said.
She did. I didn’t.
Did all your wishes come true this Christmas? No, mine neither, but whatever you’re doing I hope you’re staying healthy and well and are all ready to make 2022 a truly great year. Because Lord knows we deserve one.
All the best,