Clearly, She’s a New Yorker and I’m a Midwesterner
I’m a Midwestern girl, through and through and I like to think its part of my charm. Three of my besties are from New York; one from upstate and 2 from Long Island. There are integral differences between us and one became very clear today.
Long run Saturday began at a frigid 20 degrees, lucky for me, the upstate friend was out of town which meant the run could be postponed until it got a little warmer. My other Long Island running partner was available so we planned to go out when the temperature reached at least 25. We have our temperature limits although the bar is getting lower and lower; I used to not go out if it was below 40 degrees.
As we were approaching the 1 mile mark, we were hot and needed to shed layers. My partner pitched her scarf behind a bush and I took off my jacket, picked up her scarf and placed them on a brick wall at the entrance of my neighborhood.
Long Islander: “Do you think someone will take them?”
Midwesterner: “No! And if they do, they need these smelly, boogery (her scarf, not my coat)clothes more than we do.”
Long Islander: “You’re right.”
Well, you can probably guess what we didn’t find on our run back. Apparently, someone needed those clothes more than we did and I hope they stayed warm, albeit smelly & gross, but at least warm.