January 14, 2011

I Simply Cannot Make This Stuff Up

Today, I was compared to the sun. Not in the, "You're so radiant you shine like the sun," sort of way. That might actually be nice. But no, think of other sun-like qualities, more like the large and round parts.

So, I was walking into Target--as I usually am--and a man was walking a little bit ahead of me with his wife. He turned and looked at me. Then turned to look at me again, and this time he smiled. The he slowed down until we were walking side-by-side. That's when the following conversation occurred:

Man: Earlier this week, my wife and I were helping our 5th grader build a solar system.
Me: Oh, really?
Man: Yeah! We had all the planets, the sun and the moon...when I saw your stomach it made me think about the sun.
Me: [Nervous laughter.]
Man: It was hard to find something round enough to mold the sun out of, but it ended up looking just like your stomach.
Me: [Still laughing.]

Then, he just walked away. Weirdest conversation ever. I called Greg when I left Target and said I'm still not sure whether I'm amused or offended.


  1. If you can't decide between the two, it's always better to be amused than offended.

  2. Haha, I think you're right about that!