McDavid lost one of his gloves and has been wearing his right glove on his left hand. It looks weird, upside-down and backwards. He is left-handed so I guess it is the more valuable hand to be gloved. Today when I went to drop my Netflix in the postbox I found a North Face left glove resting on top. Sad. Someone probably took it off to mail things, maybe the other one is in the mailbox! It is a little sporty for him but I bet it is warm. I was conflicted about taking it. I actually crossed the street, stopped and stood there thinking.
McDavid has already lost one glove; it is gone, forgotten, maybe reclaimed.
The guy who lost this glove probably has no idea where it is and isn’t coming back for it.
It is the left glove, isn’t that some sort of sign?
So I went back and claimed it on his behalf.
Within a couple blocks I was crossing the street and noticed someone filming two people crouched behind a snowdrift. They were staging a snowball fight. The two actors were completely in character and serious. I watched one count down seconds on his fingers and then launch a snowball in my direction. It was like a slow-motion scene of a bullet being fired in The Matrix. If I had kept walking, it would have been a direct hit. I paused mid-stride and watched the snowball continue its trajectory, just missing me. The actor didn’t offer apology or even break character. I thought in the moment, is this karmic retribution for taking the glove?
That’s what I get for meddling.