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Every superstar has them – those crazed, screaming fans who react at the mere sight of their object. And we ran into one up close and personal.
The day after Christmas. A perfect day for a hike with The Herd. And, while we were out, a few errands.
The Hu-Dad volunteered to stay in the Jeep with us. Yes, that meant he would have to forgo entering stores on the day after Christmas, but he seemed quite content with that option. He surveyed us quickly to see that we were each gawking out our respective window and then turned his attention to a good book.
A car parked beside us, facing in the opposite direction, so their passenger door faced our passenger door. Hanging out the rear passenger door of our Jeep was none other than Boom-Boom himself. Landon greets everyone and everything with great enthusiasm, so he was eager to say hello to his new neighbor.
The woman getting out of the car was busy speaking to her husband, who had apparently forgotten to bring dogs or a book and would, thus, be forced to actually enter the store. She had her full attention on the unwilling husband and had not yet glanced in our direction. He may have seen us, but he did not mention it.
She closed her door and turned to head across the parking lot – and abruptly came nose to nose with a certain blue-eyed bandit.
Maybe she thought that she was facing an actual bandit with a mask concealing his identity. Maybe she was excited to meet the Boom Boom. Or maybe she was just startled to find herself eye to eye with those icy blues. Regardless of what she thought, her reaction is what made it priceless.
Hu-Dad reacted in his usual sophisticated manner – he guffawed loudly until tears were streaming down his face. His weak efforts at apology were useless since he could not actually speak.
Fortunately, Landon’s new found friend did much the same – she leaned against her car and giggled uncontrollably. Once she was under some control, she complimented Landon on his good looks and enthusiastic greetings. He even scored an ear scratch or two.
Just a warning for you the next time you are out shopping and distracted. You never know when we might be there.
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