I went as a TARDIS for Halloween this year. Besides being a huge Doctor Who fan and thinking it was a great costume idea, I really just wanted the sundress. And since I’m in sunny Florida right now, I’ve been wearing my pretty blue TARDIS dress on a regular basis.
This week, I was in Starbucks after a matinee performance, wearing my TARDIS dress. As I was ordering my coffee, the barista looked at me and said, “Are you a cop?”
I blinked for a moment, assuming that she had seen my fake eyelashes and thought I was working Vice as a fake hooker, but then I noticed she was looking at my TARDIS dress.
“No,” I said, shaking my head. “It’s a TARDIS dress.”
“Cause that’s a really great cop uniform,” the girl said, still clearly not getting it.
“Like a TARDIS from Doctor Who,” I kindly clarified.
“Oh.” She smiled. “You’re an English cop. I hope we have pretty cop uniforms in America soon.”
Sweet Jesus, I’m glad she made a bangin’ cup of coffee, because if she thinks cops wear sundresses, she may be a coffee savant.