So...yesterday, my hubby asked me if I'd like to head toward Westminster to check out an antique mall. Seemed like a good way to spend one of my last days of summer vacation. A sort of final hurrah...
On our way, hubby blissfully added that the fact that you can find "Alphabets" there, and we would be stopping at that store.
Now, you need to understand that the man adores "Alphabets." Adores them. Relatives and friends have been advised to check out grocery stores in their areas, as well as any vacation spots.
Darling daughter orders them from Amazon (Yes, they're available through Amazon!) for Fathers' Day and birthdays.
The adventure began...
Sure enough...only one tiny section, way on the bottom shelf, but there they stood in all their glory.
Well, I needed a photo of something "blue" for Focus 52, and this fit the bill. So, I grabbed my camera and began shooting under less than stellar conditions, but shoot away, I did.
When I finally scrambled to my feet, I met the eyes of a store worker, one with a very quizzical look on her face. Was this woman taking pictures a corporate spy? Someone from a competing store? Or possibly, a whacko? She seemed to be leaning towards the last choice.
Notice the hubby had not given me one hint that this woman was standing there. Nope, he left me to explain it all.
Smiling and babbling, I gushed out that this was a favorite childhood cereal, not to be found in Northern Virginia or anywhere nearby. I informed her that it could be found on Amazon, and that a coworker told us we could find it here, and that we were so excited.
Darling hubby (and I use that adjective loosely, mind you) still said not a word.
She escorted walked with us to the checkout. Darling hubby quietly pointed out that her shirt color varied from the everyday personnel. In other words, she had power!
As we got into the car...with 6 boxes of this troublemaking cereal....he also pointed out that "he does not do bail," a phrase our children heard frequently.
Lovely man, huh?
Want to be I was conversational fodder for several folks yesterday?
Here's to August Break, Day 19!