THE HAMPTONS ON A DOLLAR A DAY
How is your summer? Mine has been wonderful, thank you. I have been relaxing en Los Hamptons.
And exercising! I have not abandoned running, and in fact have added a barre class. I turned FORTY yesterday and will do my best to be in the best shape I can be given my commitment to red wine.
A few weeks ago during a heat wave I decided to go on a run. I put a dollar in my running shorts. In a pocket, thank you, thinking I could buy a Poland Spring Water if need be.
I ran past horses.....
Then I was parched. I ran to a famous take out gourmet shop. I opened the door and was greeted by cool crisp AC. The patrons of the store were good looking and many wore jodhpurs. I was in five year old Nike shorts and a ratty v neck tee from Gap. I waited patiently while the patrons scooped up luxurious foods, including the $100 per pound lobster salad. Finally it was my turn. I eyed a mini Evian bottle of water.
Me : How much is the Evian?
Twenty something behind counter with Russian accent : Two dollars.
Me : But I only have a dollar!
Twenty something just shrugs.
I mean, really! Wouldn't you offer me a glass of water or a drink off the hose outside?
I ran east and thought I would collapse on the side of the highway. I came to a public golf center and cafe. I stumbled in and held up my wrinkled sweat stained dollar and said, "I only have this and may I please have some water?" The sweet man gave me Vitamin Water, you know, the kind of fancy water that Jennifer Anniston drinks. I had never had this, and it did the trick. I ran home. Showered. Went to the beach and dropped off $3 to the golf center that had saved my life.
And the gourmet food shop? I went there later that afternoon. I had guests coming and I needed food. The crab puffs are divine.