I needed a new toque...
For my neighbours to the South, and other people unfamiliar with the term Toque, it is a hat worn during the winter to keep your head warm. See below:
Anyways, she made a lot of silly suggestions....Like those hats with the ear covers that you can snap together under your chin and so forth.
Me, being who I am...And possessing what I conclude to be a larger than average head, looked ridiculous in the thing and decided to stick with a normal toque instead.
Anyways, on the car ride over to my aunt's...My mother got off on a small rant.
"I tried to get him to buy one of those hats that I got...But he just wanted an average toque. What happened to you, Scott? You and me, we always used to be unique and dress in what ever we wanted to. We didn't care what other people though."
A quick scan of my childhood, which contains many blanks in my memory, concluded that she was actually right.
So, what the hell happened to me?