I go into the Y and spin early in the morning, so I end up in the locker room around 7am. There is are two water aerobic classes in the pool, one at 8am and one at 9am. There is also an early morning “SilverSneakers” class. So while I am in the locker room there are a whole bundle of older ladies roaming around. They are usually entertaining in one way or another. From what I’ve seen a lot of them take classes together and some even know each other outside of the Y. Anywho, they are always chit chatting (and roaming around without any clothes on…).
Today was really entertaining. I was giggling.
It all started in the showers when the topic of flower beds and such came up. I had the priviledge of listening to these women one-up each other on their flower beds while I went about my own business. This conversation topic kept on going when they all meandered into the area with lockers. Then it got interesting. The subject of moles came up. This led to how they distroy a yard/garden. There was discussion of the best way to kill moles and how to kill the grubs the moles like to eat.
Again, I was minding my own business, going about my routine when I heard the following comments…
PETA Lady: “Well, if you have moles in your yard then maybe you just aren’t meant to have a fancy yard.” Ms. Gardener: “Oooooh, you’re one of those people!” Ms. Flowerbed: “You do know moles are rodents right? Like mice…” PETA Lady: “Just because an animal gets into your lawn doesn’t mean you have to kill it!” Ms. Flowerbed: “Then what am I supposed to do? Let it ruin my flower beds?” PETA Lady: “Trap the mole and let it go away from your home. Be humane about it!”
The converstation/debate continued but I needed to head to work. I was a bit bummed to miss out on the ending of this throw down! The best part was exactly how Ms. Gardner said “Ooooh, you’re one of those people!” as if she had just come across someone who believed in Scientology!