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I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pride Goeth Before the Fall

Here I was thinking I was 'all that' -- as I'm walking through the Mall looking for the Godiva store.  I thought I'd buy the nurses who took care of me some chocolate.  I'd fixed my hair, was wearing my favorite color top -- turquoise (do they still call it that?) and a pair of black 'pedal pushers' (do they still call them that?²)

In spite of the directory and the internet directions (and my memory), the store was not there, but replaced by a huge sign "GODIVA CHOCOLATIERS -- COMING SOON!!"  This was just bizarre -- sort of backwards deja vu.

So I strutted my stuff over to Macy's and Nordstrom's to no avail.   They had Godiva stuff, but not what I had in mind.  I decided to go home and order it off the internet.

When I got home I changed my clothes to discover the whole time I was out one of my fuzzy slipper socks was caught in my pant leg in what must have looked like a large growth on the back of my leg.  Cute, huh?


17 comments:

Bilbo said...

I was riding the Metro early one morning when I noticed an attractive young woman sitting on the seat across from me (other side of the door) who seemed to be looking at me and smiling. I sat up straight and flashed back my best smile. I later found that my fly was gaping open the whole time. Sigh. At least I'd remembered to put the pants ON before I left home...

The Vanilla Bean Baker said...

Oh my goodness, I'm laughing out loud at this, only because a few weeks ago when taking the dog out for his walk, I felt something wasn't quite right with my step. Looking down I noticed that I had put on one slip-on-sneaker and neglected to put on the other...in it's place was my flip flop that I had been wearing in the house! Good thing it was 10:00 o'clock at night.

Snappy Di said...

Ha ha ha ha. Some days just go that way, don't they?

Snappy Di said...

Ha ha ha ha. Some days just go that way.

forsythia said...

Ai yi, the story of my life. Some kind soul ran after me as I was leaving GIANT the other day to tell me that I was wearing a some kind of receipt on my butt.

Shug said...

This is little story just made the rest of my day....This is so me!!
I am always doing things like this.
too funny!
Hope you found your chocolates.
Hugs,
shug

Linda Reeder said...

Oh boy. Some days are like that. Sort of deflating.

ain't for city gals said...

All the comments and your story make me feel a little better...the UPS guy came the other day. After I took my package I just happen to pass a mirror...omGosh..he must have thought "That poor woman"...lol yes, we did renovate both trailers...we are going to sell the small one soon.

I'm With Stupid said...

You ARE all that! And a bag of chips. Fuzzy slipper sock and all. ;-)

- Jay

Retired English Teacher said...

Love it. I've done such things. Why don't kind people tell us we have a clothing malfunction? Hope you order extra chocolates for yourself.

Deb from WhatsInMyAttic said...

So funny...bet you were just stunning, in spite of the "growth"! LT was leaving the house to golf one day, and his friend walking behind him said, "Whoa...hold on there buddy...you've got a hitch hiker!" No dryer sheet = wife's bra clinging to the back of the golf shirt. For the record, it was NOT laundry I had sorted!

Cheryl said...

So funny! If I had seen it, I would have told you. I wonder if anyone noticed it?

Barb said...

Well...I think the sock was preferable to toilet paper. Just sayin. I hope you found that chocolate.

Kay said...

I did have to tell a lady once that she had toilet paper sticking out the back of her pants. Oops!

Don't they call pedal pushers capris now?

Gilly said...

If anyone actually noticed, I bet they thought it was the very latest"thing"! ;)

Cobalt Violet said...

Lol! You sound like me! I went to an audition that was video taped and after I left I realized my zipper was down... all the way.

Now for that chocolate...

Patty said...

turquoise is still a color, but pedal pushers are now called capri's lol. As far as the sock in the pants. I've done the same thing. Too funny. Thanks for the laugh