A friend of mine who shall remain anonymous was in my store last Thursday. As many of you know, Thursdays are quite busy in Bluffton because of the Farmers' Market and the crowds of people who come to shop.
Out of nowhere my friend began jumping around and yelling her head off. It seems a bee had taken up residence in her clothing. There were at least 10 people in the store whose mouths were wide open and eyes as wide as they could get. The whole scenario was awesomely amazing.
Clothes began flying in every direction as I tried to get my friend to go into another part of The Store. After about two or three minutes of frantically stripping off her clothes, there wasn't much left to anyone's imagination.
Happily for us all, the bee left on its own without stinging or being smushed. The people who had been watching the whole affair said nothing but continued to gaze as though this happened every day.
My friend was laughing hysterically in her skivvies as I rushed around and tried to gather all of her clothes. All I can say is I am glad for the layered look, because someone might have gotten arrested for indecent exposure.
"Slowbike" clubs are sprouting up like weeds around the country. The last one to cross the finish line actually wins the race so to speak.
Bikers are urged to use bike baskets, talk to fellow bikers on the ride, really enjoy the scenery, wave to passersby and even stop for ice cream. Before World War II slow-bike races were popular all over Europe. Slowpokes like the old turtle won the day. You are welcome to hop upon your old Schwinn in your cargo pants and T-shirt and join the fun. Forget spandex duds.
Oh yes, life in the slow lane ... what a novel idea.
Zoo officials said they were not trying to fool people and were so sorry for the mixup. I wonder what their animal crackers look like. Nabisco should look into this.
2 cans black beans, drain rinse
2 avocados, diced
2 mangoes, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
4 green onions, thinly sliced
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Pinch of sugar
Mix everything together and put in icebox to chill. Toss with a bit of your favorite vinaigrette to taste. Serve with grilled meat or fish as a side.
Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.