I bought a balloon yesterday. A black, star shaped balloon. I was waiting for dP while he was sending a package, and I walked next door to the dollar store. It was the only black balloon, and had nothing written on it. Nobody else was going to buy that balloon. What occasion calls for a black star balloon?
The man in front of me at the register was buying candy bars.
Not sure what a black balloon would say to or about any girlfriend.
"Nope. I just wanted a balloon."
He didn't ask any more questions.
There was one unforeseen side effect. We went to Costco. The balloon string was wrapped around my wrist, and floated lazily along as we walked.
Most people casually noticed, and thought it weird at best, but all the little kids in Costco, they did more than notice. They ogled. They wanted that balloon. Most of them were pre-vocal, but their outreached hands were a clear giveaway. I saw several moms trying to get their toddler to stop looking, to stop reaching.
I say reach away, kids. Reach away.