It occurred to me, maybe I didn't choose to like flamingos. Did the marketing people put all this "Let's Flamingle" crap out there? Does everyone like flamingos now, like how a few years ago everyone gave such a "hoot" about owls? No! I was that bird for Halloween three years ago. I practically invented the flamingo!
So this fall, I suddenly decided I had to have dark green winter coat. I wanted to be a little different. I've had black coats forever. Black poofy coats, black wool coats, black poofy but less poofy than the other one coats. I've had white coats but they get dirty too easily. Red isn't good on me. Blue is so boring. Yes, dark green would be just the ticket.
It was surprisingly easy to find the ideal dark green winter coat. I only went to a few stores and tried on several selections at each establishment before finding one that was just right. I happily wore my new green coat for several months. A few times at work I picked up the wrong coat because someone had a coat similar to the color of my coat.
One day, waiting in line to order my *pumpkin spice latte in Starbucks while wearing black leggings, boots, and dark green coat, I noticed there were three other women wearing coats the exact same color as mine. WTH? Have I no original thoughts of my own?!?! How did this happen? Did those marketing people get me again?
Come to think of it, no, no, I really thought out this green coat thing. I'm sure of it! I totally invented the green winter coat.
* Just kidding. I wasn't really ordering a PSL, but its funnier if I was.