After exercise class today I decided to go to Tuttle Mall—our conveniently located Macy’s closed this spring. On my way there I glanced in my side mirror and thought the guy behind me was eating vigorously a candy bar. But he wasn’t. He was shaving with an electric shaver. I’d seen jokes about it but had never seen it. Who doesn’t get up early enough to shave? And what happens to all those little stubbly hairs that drop on your clothes?
Then I missed the street into Tuttle, so I took the next one. There was a huge apartment complex (not particularly attractive) that wasn’t there the last time I shopped up there. Something Lofts. I think that means a gathering place for single adults. Then the older (maybe 5-6 years old) townhouses can be home when they mature a little.
So I was shopping for a red dress or blouse or sweater. At our church we wear red for Pentecost, and the only red dress I had was too small and I gave it away about 3 years ago. So I had a 20% off card, and some money left on a Christmas gift card, and I found just the dress I wanted at 65% off (probably a winter dress, but at 100% polyester it is hard to tell. Then I got a surprise. It had a built in girdle! I tried it on—looked pretty good, but I thought I’d have to call for help to get out of it.
Anyway, with the sale, the discount and the gift card, the $60 dress cost me about $4.50.
For $4, I can be a bit uncomfortable.