That sounds a little like a headline, doesn't it?
I went by Off Broadway Shoes to return a pair, and while I waited for the clerk to do the paper work, I looked at a purse on one of those portable, metal racks that has hooks on it to hang merchandise. The purse, ugly in its gangsta chrome, gold, big swash-buckles, squishy, squeaky faux leather, was, I was sure, overpriced.
So, I reached up to check the price, and the whole thing toppled, smacking me right between the eyes.
Ouch. I mean, ow, ow, ow, ow, ow.
When I think of the whacks people take to the head in the movies or the many wallops Coyote took in the Road Runner cartoons, I can't imagine what a smack to the head would feel like that actually knocks me unconscious.
Geez. My head ached all day -- seriously? People get up from them -- and chase the bad guys? I don't think so....
The clerk at Off Broadway fussed over me a little like she thought I might sue, but what would I do with all those purple blingy or fuzzy boots?
Today, I am fine, but .....
What if I had a huge bruise on my forehead for my niece's wedding?
I could hear my niece in a few years telling her children as she pointed to a picture from her wedding day: "That's great Aunt Harriett with the blue forehead -- she said that she got injured in a shoe store," *rolls eyes* but we don't know the real story. We never know with her." *shakes head at Great Aunt Harriett's foolishness....*
The Smacked in the Head at Off Broadway story was just a lead to let all my blog readers *rolls eyes* know that David and I are hitting the road on Thursday for a week -- we shall attend my niece's wedding in Pittsburgh on Sunday and then my brother, my sister-in-law, other niece and her husband will do a short little vacation together. This is not the niece that's getting married -- cause what kind of honeymoon would that be with us tagging along? I mean, we are fun, and I am handy in a card game, but... well.... never mind.
I shall take my laptop along -- just in case the Russians invade, the Martians land, or Jason and Elizabeth get back together.
I might just have some stories from the road, or the wedding, or THE FAMILY.
BTW: The purse was 39.90. In case, you know, you're like interested.
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