ALMOST TIME FOR PROM!
Somebody around the old homestead is pretty excited. And it's not Hick and it's not Val. To say The Pony is looking forward to prom would be an understatement.
Lest you think I'm a really bad picture-taker...I AM! But not THAT bad. I had to crop The Pony's identity out of the photo. We're deep in the Blogger Protection Program, you know.
Here's another pic, showing his vest in all its coral glory. That's the color his date requested, as her dress contains a good deal of that hue. This photo was taken with The Pony's phone, so the tint is a bit different.
So here's a little tale from the tuxedo rental shop, which is kind of like wedding and prom headquarters for this area. We arrived as one of The Pony's cronies was picking up his tux, and another was ordering a tux for next weekend for his girlfriend's school prom. There was another prom dude from a neighboring school district, and a kid trying on wedding party attire which included suspenders.
The Pony came out of the dressing room fairly quickly compared to his cohorts, only the wedding boy exiting faster, and he was not wearing a jacket, and said it was his fourth tux experience. The crony took so long that his mother called out to ask if he was okay. He was. The other dude held the record for longest try-on. In fact, The Pony was back in his cubicle getting dressed when Slow Dude finally came out for appraisal.
Slow Dude did not have family waiting. It was just Val, Crony, Crony's Mom, Crony's elementary-school sister, three tux shop gals, and Wedding Boy who witnessed his grand entrance. Slow Dude opened his louvered door and strode out like a king, thumbs hooked in the tiny pockets of his golden vest, WHICH HE HAD ON OVER HIS JACKET!
Yep. Slow Dude was wearing the vest over the jacket. I smiled. Crony did a double-take. Crony's Mom let out a giggle. Crony's Sister gaped in shock. The three tux gals ripped out big snorts of laughter. Wedding Boy said, "Dude."
"Oh, we don't mean to laugh at you! The vest goes UNDER the jacket." The tux shop gals are really nice.
"WHAT?" Yeah. Slow Dude could not believe it. He thought they were pulling his leg. "UNDER the jacket? WHY?"
When I asked The Pony if he heard what happened, he said he did not. After I explained, he commented, "Even I know THAT!"