I was leaving the house this morning as it was drizzling when Daleen stopped washing dishes and looked up.
"Are you planning to take a taxi?"
"No, I was just planning to walk."
She thought for a second, and was like, "I think you should wear a sweater." I was already wearing a zip-up sweatshirt, so I said I thought I'd be fine, and she was like, no, you also need a sweater. I ran upstairs, put on a sweater, and was like, "okay, see you tonight!" and she stopped me again.
"Don't you have a windbreaker?"
"No, I'll walk fast and beat the rain."
"You need a windbreaker."
So she ran upstairs and got a windbreaker, and I put it on, and I looked like a marshmallow trudging off to work. And she nodded with approval and said, "there, now you'll stay safe."
It wasn't until I left the house that I thought, dry, or warm, maybe, but I don't think layering keeps you safe. And then I realized that she was probably halfway trying to keep me dry and halfway trying to pad me for if I get stabbed. She thinks of everything.