Saturday was interesting. A friend and I decided to attend a local street fair. On the way to the fair we came across this sight.
Yup, a gang of turkeys. And that is what you call a group of turkeys. You could also refer to them as a rafter or posse of turkeys, but I prefer gang.
There was some primo people-watching going on at the street fair. In one area a band was playing. But the audience was standing quite aways back from the stage. As we got closer, the reason became apparent.
(Sorry for the bad photo.) A man dressed all in black, skinny jeans, cowboy boots, long hair, and obviously high on something (maybe life) was in the center area. He was doing this odd, but semi-seductive dance (if you could call it that) and gesturing to the sky. People were more interested in watching him from afar. What a shame as the band was pretty good.
Ha… Obviously this is a lame attempt at a joke. The gang was the gang of turkeys. The police had a squad car available for viewing and photo ops. My friend and I saw this as a perfect opportunity to embarrass our children.
We then went to a local thrift store. Unfortunately I was already overheated after some time in the sun and the store had no AC. I was sweating profusely (doesn’t that sound better than “sweating like a pig?”) and felt like I was about to faint from the heat, so I went to sit in my air-conditioned car. The sun was shining through the side window. I opened an umbrella to use as a shade. After reclining the seat, cranking up the AC, and shading myself from the sun’s brutal glare, I rested and tried to cool down. Little did I know that the store’s owner had come outside and noticed me in the car. Concerned, he went back inside and told my friend that I was lying down in the car with an umbrella open. I’m sure it did look a bit odd. I had told my friend where I was going, so she knew the situation. The owner probably thought she was an uncaring friend who was only interested in making a good deal. But after about 10 minutes, I felt better. My friend returned with her purchases and we left.
A delicious Chinese dinner and lots of cold drinks finished off the evening. I need to remember to stay out of the sun when it is so hot. Nothing worse than an alleged felon fainting from heat exhaustion. Hey, that could be another situation to embarrass my daughter!!