So I dragged myself to a mall yesterday. Good news! I scored two dresses (for the National Readers Choice Awards and the Ballantine Cocktail party at the RWA Conference) and three shirts. For me, that is amazing!
I also had lunch with Wizard. He heard I was out and about and had to see this for himself that:
A) I actually left my computer.
B) I tried on and bought stuff instead of getting frustrated and leaving with nothing (my standard operating procedure).
C) Nothing “odd” had happened to me. I have no idea what he means by that.
He was so impressed, he let me buy him lunch. Sadly, I fell for it, not realizing until later that I’d been had. He should have bought me lunch!
So after lunch, I was feeling pretty proud of myself! I only had one more thing I needed–the second dress. I went in and out of shops and eventually noticed something…
I WAS SETTING OFF ALARMS EVERY WHERE I WENT. Every single time I went in a store or left it, loud warning beeps blared.
No one stopped me. No one said a word. Finally I ASKED a sales clerk. We looked in my bag, and the first dress I bought still had the plastic security thingie on it. I had to go back to the original store and get it taken off. I’m standing there holding the receipt saying, “Don’t you want to see that I really bought it?” The clerk smiles, glances at it, and says, “I know you bought it.”
At home that night, I told Wizard. He burst out laughing. “You can’t even get arrested!”
“I could if I wanted to!”
He just kept laughing. I ‘m glad I’m going to Orlando next week! Away from Wizard! I won’t miss him…okay I will, but I won’t tell him! And maybe I’ll get arrested there. That’ll teach him.
And Wizard, if you’re reading this, YOU OWE ME LUNCH!
So…what did you all do yesterday?