Saturday, October 18, 2008

flattery will get you everywhere

The sunlit sky has turned smoky and cool nights are transforming trees into rainbowed confetti bombs. Black pavement and cars and bushes are blanketed with crinkly stars. Icy breezes pluck the treetops and color swirls to the ground with the grace of butterflies. Summer has smoldered into an autumnal kaleidoscope.

I arrived at work bundled in my green corduroy jacket, bark brown scarf, and a vanilla cream hat perfectly melted into my sandy blond curls. A lovely coworker greeted me with a wide eyed smile and said in her purring German accent, "You look so beautiful today...just like one of my goats!"

Best compliment ever.


Your Ill-fitting Overcoat said...

That IS the best compliment! I love goats!

What are you doing for work these days?

emc said...

Oh my god, she has two Angoras and they ARE beautiful!

I work for Mountain Rose Herbs. It's an awesome company and my coworkers are equally awesome. I get to learn neat things like how to make herbal medicines and perfumes and lotions, plus all the teas and spices I can dream up. It can be REALLY difficult to find work here, so I feel incredibly lucky.

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