Friday, December 08, 2006

Look where my hand was

At lunch today Justin and I went on a search for sweaters at the mall and came back with, well, the glaring truth that Atlanta's done gone and fancied itself up. I mean, what happened to bad taste? Used to be on every corner. Do old ladies shop at like the other side of the store where rock stars like Slash shop? Do they all have stylists? Is there a knitting conspiracy about?

Justin even stopped two sweet old ladies (SOL's) at the mall who were wearing god-awful Christmas sweaters (no bedazzling, but at this point I'd take it) and asked them where they scored them. Well he asked where they got them. Old people don't use words like "score", I suppose. Here's how it went down*:

JUSTIN: Pardon me, where did you all get those great sweaters?

SOL1: Well, I honestly don't remember (She was clearly lying. Then again, old people are forgetful)

SOL2: I think we got them in Columbus (One can only assume Columbus, GA. Unless she was throwing us off the path)

JUSTIN: Thanks so much. I just know my mother would love one of those. (I'd go half-truth on that one)

SOL1&2: Oh, that's so sweet! (they meant that, no doubt about it)

And scene.

This is one of those rare occasions when everyone's day gets made but for totally different reasons.

Tomorrow, we're gonna scour the outskirts in the hopes of shooting Sunday. We really need to get these rolling otherwise we would just eBay and be done. We gots to get these things mail-borne by mid-week. I mean, it's almost mid-December already.

On a side note, ever have one of those days when you wake up with a tune on your head and that thing just starts synching up with everything that day? Today that song for me was the Talking Heads' "Once in a Lifetime."

Same as it ever was. Same. as. it. ever. was.

* it should be noted that during the above scene Howard was safely downstage feigning interest in a window display so as to avoid any awkward lying Justin may have gotten himself into. And to keep from saying things like "oh, come on! You don't remember? Puh-lease! That's such a lie! Just tell us where you got the sweaters, you old bat!" or "how much for both of them?"

3 Comments:

Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

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9:53 PM  
Blogger Tania Rochelle said...

walmart or kmart, honeys.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Howard said...

Seriously? I'm off light a soon to be Christmas sweater from its rack. Didn't kmart go under? Whatever. Less talking, more sweater buying!

11:05 AM  

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