a breakfast serial

One bite-sized story every morning to uplift, motivate, or provoke thought.

the full moon

< by Jill >

I stood in the mirror, admiring my uncommonly cool ensemble: A breezy chiffon skirt, a fitted top with a sweetheart neckline, and a pair of matte gold pumps.

When my date appeared in the mirror, he gave a validating up-down and then offered up his elbow. Hand-in-elbow, we walked to the car, huddling closer as the October wind howled.

When we arrived at the restaurant, the host guided us to a deep booth with pleated leather seats. After ordering drinks, I decided to slip away to use the ladies’ room — the wind had stirred up my hair and I had nervously nibbled away all my lipstick.

In the dimly lit, powder-scented ladies’ lounge, I used the facilities, smoothed my hair, glossed my lips, and reappeared in short order.

As I walked back to our booth, heads turned. Men smiled, eyes round and shiny as nickels. Women grinned sheepishly, almost flirtatiously, tracking my every step. Feeling awesome, I raised my chin and strutted an imaginary catwalk. Everyone’s being so friendly!

Once at the booth, I leaned in and sat down. That’s when I felt it: skin-to-skin contact. Cool, soft leather against warm, bare rump. That’s when I realized it: My skirt is tucked into my undies. But it was too late.

As I straightened it out, giggles erupted throughout the restaurant. And my date, bless his heart, informed me, “You’re the butt of the joke!”


  amphomma wrote @

Oh, thank you for sharing this. It made for a good laugh, and I feel that even though I have not experienced this particular occurrence, it’s just that I haven’t experienced it “yet”. I look forward to reading more. I saw on your profile that you are a 2nd grade teacher and a marathoner–I am veteran of one marathon for which my knees have still not forgiven me, and I am mommy to a third-grader who skipped kindergarten. Keep writing; I’ll keep reading! Blessings to you.

  abreakfastserial wrote @

This is such a sweet message! Thank you for the encouragement. I have two marathon stories for you — one about the final 0.2 of the race (https://abreakfastserial.com/2012/10/12/the-final-stretch/) and one about how I got into marathoning in the first place! (https://abreakfastserial.com/2012/10/11/substitute-marathoner/)

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