The Secret Life of Melanie O.
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
Dan gets his, part 2
It's finally Saturday. We've planned to leave the house by 10 am, after Dan's mowed the lawn. Several dramas later, we leave around noon and decide to have lunch in the city. Dan wears his orange designer t-shirt for the occasion. The day is just beautiful, and I look forwards to being in the city for something other than work.

"They said that they have more than one shop in the CBD," I tell Dan.

"Which shop did you see them in?"

"In the store at Westfield's, but they also have shops in the QVB."

Five minutes later -
"Which shop in the QVB did you see them in?" Dan asks me.

"No,"I explain, "I was in the shop in Westfield's, but if they don't have your size, we can try the shop in the QVB."

Five minutes later, on the train -
"Where in the QVB is this shop?"

"We aren't going to the QVB," I explain again. "I saw them in Westfield's. If they don't have your size, we'll go to the one in the QVB."

We alight from the train and start walking through the Queen Victoria Building, out towards Pitt Street Mall. Dan observes, "I don't see that store."

"I thought we'd try Westfield's first, since I know they have them," I explain again.

"I thought you said they were in the QVB."

By this time, I am trying really hard not to cry, or scream, or laugh hysterically.

We are nearly out onto Pitt Street Mall. We walk past the QVB store and there they are in the window! We go in. They have Dan's size! But does he want them? No - he sees a pair he likes even better. They're ORANGE and BLUE! They cost $150! For a pair of sneakers! But they have his size and Dan's ecstatic.

I'm afraid that, in our quest to find the perfect sneaker, I may have created a monster. Either that, or Dan's got the fashion bug as badly as I have.

Now, he wants to find matching blue shoelaces!
posted by Melanie O. at 7:22 PM -
  • At 11:23 AM, Blogger Mabs said…

    Lol, that is brilliant

  • At 2:26 PM, Blogger LivinginOz said…

    Hi Mabs - yeah, he finally got them and I told them he can't have them until Christmas. Bwa-ha-ha-ha! I'm so mean to him. Good thing he loves me.

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