Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Shopping with Dean

Dean and I went to Lowe's Hardware on Rainier to get some stuff for the yard. While we were there we saw a short stocky woman with platinum blonde dreads and tattoos that covered her legs from the knees down. She had her collie-shepherd mix on a leash walking beside her. As we passed I heard her saying, "No. No. No!" I turned to see what was going on, and her dog was taking a giant crap in the middle of the aisle of the hardware store. I said to Dean, I hope she doesn't walk away and leave that. She then turned to the man who was with her and said: "I don't have a bag. Did you bring a bag? Go get me a bag. Go get me a bag!"


Later we went to Macy's to get a new waffle iron as our old one finally died. I think Dean had it from the 60's and it was terrific. But all things die sometime I guess. Anyway, I saw some placemats on the sale table that looked really nice: a kind of woven straw fiber with a thin black edge. They did not have a price marked so I took eight of them up to the cash register to ask how much. He said $36. I said $36 for the set? He said, no $36 each. And that is the sale price I asked? Yes he said. I just about crapped in the aisle. Who besides Paris Hilton would pay $36 for a placemat?


We also looked at some Denby Stoneware plates. They are gorgeous. But who can afford this stuff (interrobang here).


Just got a poem accepted for JAMA. Me happy now.


Premium T. said...

Too bad the "lease" on the dog hadn't expired.

Joannie said...

Congratulations on the JAMA acceptance!

Anne said...

Much better to have a poem in JAMA than to have an overpriced Paris Hilton placemat, I always say! :)

Collin said...

Poo, Paris and Poetry! Sigh. All is right with the world. :)

Pamela said...

Congratulations on JAMA! If it makes you feel any better, those placemats sound exactly like the matchstick blinds I bought at--you guessed it--Lowe's. One kitchen blind did not cost $36.00!

G. Arthur said...

I'm a FM resident and aspiring author in Olympia, WA. Would like to correspond w/ you if you have time.