Dirty

pig in slopI just get dirty. I don’t mean my shoes have little smudges. I look like I fell in the garbage every day. I don’t understand it. When I worked, I dressed and left the house just like everyone else. By the time I got to work, I had stepped in something, spilled coffee on myself, or rubbed up against something and gotten a spot on my clothes. As the day went on, I was sure to end up with ink spots on my hands and/or clothes and have a few spots. I sponged the worst off, but still got home a mess.
I wear my oldest clothes in the yard and make no effort to stay clean. After a few hours of digging, hauling, moving rocks, and planting, I look like I have been rolling in the mud. That doesn’t bother me in the least. When I am done working, I just drop the clothes in the washer, and get straight in the shower.
My mother and two of my sisters stay crisp and clean. Mother can wear white and work all day and look like she’s dressed for a garden party. My other sister is like me. She looks like she works on a garbage truck. What in the world do people do who stay clean? Is it magic?

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32 thoughts on “Dirty

  1. I wear the same frayed beige shorts and stained, frazzled t-shirts to do yard work, along with my floppy, straw, Farmer Brown, hat. I worked blue collar jobs most of my life, never understood those that never got dirty.

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  2. dave lewis says:

    A friend of mine at work never ever got dirty and he said you have to work with it not in it. I think his real secret was he never did much but wash his hands all day.

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  3. I personally think it is because you get up close and personal with your work and put your whole heart into it. Getting the job done is the goal, not staying clean. That’s my opinion.

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  4. I have a childhood friend who said she used to wonder how we played together and she got dirty while I stayed clean. She even got dirt in her hair. These days since I’m a senior citizen I seem to always be spilling things on myself. 😀 — Suzanne

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  5. I reckon they have a fairy magic wand! I’m always dropping stuff onto my clothes which end up covered in grease spots by the end of the day! As for TRH, he attracts dirt like Pig Pen from the Peanuts cartoons 🙂

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