Awkward moment of the week: I was leaving my residence the other day to go running wearing my gray Champion shorts. They are made of light-weight, synthetic material that is loose and lays against my body, extremely comfortable, great for running. So I was walking down the steps of my flat into the parking lot, the wind was blowing a little, and a man walking by looked up in my face and ask, "Do you always walk with your 'batoon'?" I wasn't quite sure what he said, so I asked, "What?"
"Your 'batoon', do you always walk around with your 'batoon'?"
I got it that time; I've seen the Red Pepper enough times to understand his word choice. I was caught off-guard and taken aback by his question, and it was not one of those days where witty counter-comments, such as, "Of course, I never know when I'll need it," came easily, so I did something quite lame like make a sarcastic laughing sound and kept on walking.