Mom2Mom, August 2013:
It was the headline that didn't quite happen: Zombie Spotting at Myrtle Beach!!
Maybe it was the heat, maybe the confusion of our eyes adjusting to the rare sunlight during this very rainy summer... but as my cousin and I returned from a leisurely walk to our beach chairs and cooler, we were startled to see a zombie sitting in the spot we'd left an hour earlier.
This is, after all, Hollywood's season of zombies with "Warm Bodies" and "World War Z" trailers all over the internet.
Our zombie indeed had a warm body: Zack had fallen asleep in the sun and while we were pleased to see that he'd used his sunscreen, we wondered why he hadn't rubbed it in. He was a grayish-white mess!
We woke him up and told him to look at his arms and legs. He wasn't the least bit fazed. We told him to go down to the water and wash it off, but he said he didn't care (that he looked like an ad for zinc oxide!!) and had rubbed it in completely, but it wouldn’t absorb.
That's the difference in girls and boys.
My daughters would have been so embarrassed they'd probably have buried each other in the sand until the beach cleared. THEN -and only then- would they run to the water and wash it off.
I picked up the tube of sunblock he'd bought at the drugstore and looked at the directions. And at that moment I read the most misleading description of a product I've ever seen. Plain as day, on the back of the tube were these words: "This light, fragrant formula absorbs quickly into the skin with no whitening."
Turned out, the grayish-white stain across his face, arms and legs was the least of Zack's problems. In his effort to cover up exposed skin, he forgot about the neck of the tee shirt he was wearing... one of those trendy ones with the extra deep v-neck.
So there we were, wrapping up a day on the beach with a zombie-looking guy-- now branded on the chest with a bright red vee.
Alternate headline: Zombie Spotted Searching for Aloe!
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