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This is hell

I hate the sales.
I like bargain basement prices as much as the next woman, and I can be indescribably happy when I've made a purchase at what I consider a ridiculously advantageous price, but I hate the sales. I hate being jostled, bumped into, brushed up against and constantly having to side-step in order to avoid more of the same. All these crowds, all these idiots getting in my way when I'm on a errand and all I want is to be in and out of there in two minutes. Why can't they be more disciplined about this, leave home with an idea of what it is they want, go straight there, and keep moving? Why do they have to stop and stare at every turn, clogging up the aisles and stemming the flow of traffic?

And why are there sales on almost every fucking week of the year?



Oct. 5th, 2003 11:17 am (UTC)
Oh, dear! Bad day, sweetie?

We seem to have run out of sales at the moment. Mind you I did get myself a little bargain yesterday. Lovely pair of kitten heeled, strappy, sparkly, party sandals - very sweet and strangely comfortable while dancing. However, they had one tiny little sequin out of place somewhere you really can't see unless you look very closely - and it was the last pair. So the harassed sales girl (all of fourteen) said if I wanted them, she'd give me 30% off. Well... OK... said I, reluctantly. Hee! Expensive sequin!

They are so cute. You'd be proud of me :-)

Next, I'm going after a pair of 'Red or Dead' ankle boots.
Oct. 7th, 2003 05:13 am (UTC)
Oooh, sequined shoes! I've got sequined shoes as well. Mine are slingbacks, and the sequins (blues, whites, purples, pinks and greens) form a flower pattern. I love them, but I hardy wear them, as they're so delicate...though they kick ass when worn with a pair of scruffy jeans and a T-shirt.

Anyway, as to your strappy sandals - I think I would have reluctantly agreed to take them on at 30% off, too - so don't feel too put out that the sales lady talked you into the purchase against your will, OK? It really takes much stronger women than us to walk away from sequined shoes, even if they're not entirely perfect...;-)

Good luck with the Red or Dead ankle boots -- I've just said no to a pair of knee-high distressed leather boots, but I may go back there tomorrow and reconsider...don't think I can wait till the January sales...
Oct. 7th, 2003 07:42 am (UTC)
Oh, mine are very restrained. Just sort of black and shades of grey - but they do sparkle quite nicely!

I've changed my mind on the ankle boots - they have a part metal heel and I can't really convince myself I like them enough. There's a rather nice bondage inspired pair though... or the lovely, understated soft leather ones with the discrete little tag... or the suede ones... I will probably spend the whole winter trying to make up my mind and leave it too late again.
Oct. 13th, 2003 01:52 am (UTC)
I know what you mean...I just saw the loveliest knee-high boots the other day: black-and-white leather in a curly-wurly pattern, and with half-high stilleto heels...I've been debating getting them now or holding out until the January sales when it'll probably be too late, seeing as how I saw them in this tiny tiny boutique where they probably don't have a lot of stock...
Oct. 13th, 2003 08:52 am (UTC)
Long live impulse buys! Go get! You know you'll just regret it if you miss out. Some of my best buys have been impulse ones (and, OK, some of my worst, but I don't count them).

Stilettos? I think you have mentioned a liking for kinky footwear before. Or do these count as half-kinky? Either way, can't do stilettos. Too out of practice. Not so much sexy sway as duck-like waddle.