Tuesday, September 20, 2011
DISSED BY A WOMAN IN HIGH-HEEL SNEAKERS
As the woman approached, I smiled, pointed at the shoes and said: "So you a big fan of Tommy Tucker?"
The only reason I remember the name of the songwriter who penned "Put On Your High-Heel Sneakers" is because my biology teacher at Leesburg High School was also named Tommy Tucker and I was always asking him to sing the song in class. I got pretty lousy grades in biology.
The woman just looked at me.
"Huh?" she said.
"Elvis sang it, too," I told her. "And the Stones. But I liked the Grateful Dead version best."
The woman just looked at me some more. I don't think she liked what she saw. I got out my iPhone.
I asked the woman: "You mind if I take a picture of your shoes?"
"Yes, I do," she said. And she kept on walking.
Been humming that song all morning and can't get the damn thing outta my head.