Mardi Gras Parades

So today, I went to my first Mardi Gras parade at my job.  As you may or may not know, Parade season starts long before the day of Mardi Gras down here.  You have parades for weeks.  It’s an all-around good time as long as you don’t get caught in the traffic and road closures.  Or in my case a downpour. 

I decided to head out to the parade and me and my oxygen met up with some coworkers.  That’s when the sprinkles started.  I mean I had done my due diligence and called down to weather dot com to see when the rain festivities were planned to start and the SPECIFICALLY told me 2pm-ish.  The parade is at noon.  PERFECT.

We ducked under a tree since the rain was not hard and proceeded to get out beads and snacks and stuff.

As I’m walking back to the building, I’m taking my sweet time because ain’t nobody got time to run outta oxygen trying to run back to work…NOBODY!!  At that point, the rain had eased up so I’m like cool.  I’m also thinking that since I am passing my car and don’t really decorate my office I’ll drop some beads and snacks off in my car.  As soon as I’m walking away from my car the downpour starts.  I tried to hide under a tree…didn’t work.  So I turned around and unlocked my car and me and my oxygen dove into the backseat of my car.

I got in before it got SUPER bad but please believe I was still wet.  It was at that moment that I regretted taking off my scarf that was laying down the front of my puff before I got in the car.  If I had just been extra vain and left it on while I drove to work I’d have a way to smooth down this frizz.  I had to go back into the office smelling like wet gel and I was probably highly flammable (outside of the oxygen).


Do you keep an emergency headscarf in the car? Did my mama not raise me right?

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