Fluffing and Flushing

Place: The early morning coffee circle at my gym

Cast: The group of retirees I hang with, including a gay couple who have been together for more than twenty years. 

The topic under discussion: Yard work

We got on the topic of yard work because I asked the couple where they'd been that they were so tan. 

"Oh, we're just out in our yard," said one man. "No one's yard looks better than ours. No one's.

"We fluff our pine needles weekly," said the other man. 

HIs partner nodded agreement. "Oh yes. I mean, if people drive by and your pine needles aren't fluffed, they'll probably assume you're not flushing either. We can't have that." 

Oh. My. God. I died laughing. 

Happy Friday,