My daughter has always been able to wear hats -- ANY kind of hat too. Check it out...
She is sooo stinkin' cute in her hats and all it sorta makes me sick! hahaha! Just kidding...
So recently I found a hat that I like and that I thought I could actually pull off. But it was waaaaay more than I was willing to spend. Then I found one at Kohl's on clearance that was the exact same style AND I had my 15% coupon on top of that! So I bought the hat. I actually loved it so much, that when my friend gave me her coupon I went back and got another in different colors.
Anyway, so I usually wear my hats on Tuesdays because that is the day I take the Train down to Trax which then drops me off right in front of my class at Library Square. It's gotten colder and because it's a 4 1/2 hour class, it is freezing by the time I leave and I wanted a hat to help keep me warm.
What I've found is that there is magic in these two hats. Seriously. When I wear the hat, things happen to me that don't normally happen to me.
Case Study #1
More people will strike up conversations with me on the train than before. Before the power of the hat, people just left me alone. But with the hat? Oh, they are just a talkin' and a talkin'. Magic.
Case Study #2
Also, last week I got stuck at work and missed the first two trains. I was able to catch the third train, which usually doesn't get me to the hub in time to catch the connection that gets me to class on time. BUT -- like I said, the hat is magic. The train was on time and somehow got me to the hub earlier than scheduled and I caught an earlier Trax connection and walked into class just as the instructor was starting! Magic.
Case Study #3
After arriving in class we were told about our upcoming group project. I was approached by two others to be in their groups, but for reasons I will blog about at another time, I wanted to be in a different group with someone else. I did not want to approach this individual because we have never even spoken to each other in class. But, from his comments, I knew we would work well together. Well, guess what! I wore the hat and after class HE approached ME and asked if I would like to form a group with HIM! Again ~ Magic.
Case Study #4
Yesterday a guy from the train tried to flirt with me. It was almost too precious. I shall blog about that too later this week. But, it was the power of the hat. I'mma guessing he just couldn't resist the power! hahaha!
Case Study #5
Each time I wear the hat I've been told I look younger than I am! w00t! In my class I was telling someone about when I was a freshman in college the first time around in the Fall of '92. He was all... wait. HOW OLD ARE YOU? Of course I didn't tell him, silly boy. I figured if he really wanted to know some basic math might help. But he said, and I quote, "You don't look a day older than 28!" 28? Ok, I'll take it! Then, last night on the train a man was trying to start up a conversation with me and said something about how he wanted to watch a movie or do something exciting for the weekend and we got to talking movies and concerts and musicians. He asked me about a musician. I said I never heard of him, but I think my son has. Then he asked how old my son is and I said 16 and he said, "Wow. I thought you were in your twenties!" TWENTIES? Wow! It's the hat. I'm not gonna lie.
Magic. Yup. There is some sort of power in the hat. Can you borrow it? Nope. It's mine! All mine! Bwahahahahahaha! Oh, but I will tell ya that if you're lucky you can get one of these magical hats at Kohl's for 40% off right now. :)