It happened again, ya’ll.
Groan. Mr. PBW was mistaken for a young twentysometing.
We were in Wal-Mart picking up bananas. (NOTE: Middle-aged and elderly folks love bananas!)
Anyhoo, a clean-cut guy walks up to the hubby and says, “Son, you ever thought about a career in the army?”
Stunned, both of us gawk at him a moment because we both know Mr. PBW is at least 15 (maybe 20) years older than this recruiter. And even with the revised age limits - too damn old for the military.
“Man, do you know how old I am?” Mr. PBW asks. He tells him, and the guy nearly stumbles back on his table full of brochures from the shock.
Me? I was overdue for both my color and relaxer touch-ups, and my kinky, gray roots were very visible. So I got the hell outta there before I was mistaken for my husband’s mama and asked to sign an army permission slip!
The last time something like this happen, I remember heading straight for the beauty section crying, “Waaaah, I wanna look 21 too!”
This time I couldn’t wait 6-weeks for miracle face goop results to kick in. I needed instant gratification.
Instead of fighting it, I decided to embrace being a (faux) cougar – you know, an over-40 woman with a guy half her age on her arm.
To celebrate my cougar-on-the-prowl status, I got on the internet and clicked my way to animal print shoe happiness.
First stop, Target.com where I found the Merona® Meadow Ballet Flats in Leopard for $24.99. Then it was on to iQvc.com, where I found a pair of “Believe” Yellow Box sling backs for $59 (these were on clearance and are now sold out). Finally, I ordered the Malindi Leopard’s for $34.99 at croc.com (yep, they’re really comfy crocs!).
Oh, did I mention that Mr. PBW is OLDER than me?
Hmmm, just the thought of it makes me want to click over to Nordstrom.com for more shoes!