Currently, I have only one Brazilian student, which is rare at my school. She lamented to me yesterday that she really wanted to wear her flip-flops, which are the typical footwear of Brazilians. She seemed rather pained to have to wear boots. The weather has been colder than usual, but even if things were “normal” it would still be too cold to wear flip-flops…..or so I thought.
This belief is at the heart of Today’s Perfect Moment. As I approached the bus stop this morning, I spotted a figure crossing the street and seemingly headed for the same place I was. As I got closer, I discerned that it was a woman. I watched her clutching her parka around her body and felt a bit of sympathy as she trudged toward the gas station rather than the bus stop. It snowed today, and the temperature was below zero.
Upon second look, I was shocked to discover that she was wearing those very flip-flops that my student wishes she could wear, but because of the weather has declined to do so. As an adult, I can’t but help to think that this was the dumbest thing I have ever seen. I mean, this isn’t a case of freezing for fashion. These weren’t high-end, designer flip-flops. I would hate for her to lose a digit to frostbite.
As a blogger, could probably look at this another way. It has provided an interesting thing to write about. And, thanks to an odd coincidence of topic, definitely deserves to be Today’s Perfect Moment. However, the blogger in me thinks this is the stupidest thing I have ever seen–well maybe that guy marrying the hologram is the stupidest, but I didn’t actually see that.