I'm getting my bike today! I'm getting my bike today!
I feel like a little kid. I haven't had a bike since I was fifteen.Which would explain why I said to the salesman: "You only got this in girlie-red color?" I got this quite perplexed look from the guy, plus a calm explanation, the kind you give to a kid, of why this is a perfectly good color for a man's bike. The first calm explanation I've received in years.
I didn't really figure out where this animosity against having a red bike came from, until I was driving back home from placing the order. But then I remembered, for the briefest moment, what it was like to be fifteen.
And I smiled.