Fine as Frog’s Teeth

26 Sep

Yesterday afternoon, I went up to get the last of the laundry out of the way, and as I was loading my car, I couldn’t help but overhear a conversation in the next row over on the parking lot. A woman – maybe in her mid-40s to 50-ish – was talking so loudly on her cell phone that I doubted the folks to whom she was speaking actually needed the phone. Her male companion was watching her with amusement.

“Honey, you wouldn’t believe the bugs up here! Everywhere! I couldn’t believe it. I thought I was getting away from that stuff. And frogs! I thought they were extinct! You can’t walk out in the grass for them things hoppin’ and flappin’ around. I have to keep my shoes on, because I’m afraid they’re gonna bite me!

At that, the man with her turned away and I could tell he was laughing.  I leaned around, and asked him,”Where is she from?”

“Baltimore.”

 

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2 Responses to “Fine as Frog’s Teeth”

  1. Peg Wilson September 27, 2015 at 10:38 am #

    Apparently she doesn’t get far from home much.

    • thisendoftheswamp September 27, 2015 at 6:15 pm #

      I didn’t dare point out they were toads, not frogs. She’d have had a wart conniption!

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