2.11.2006

Market Highlights

I braved the cold and wind today to go to the market, and here are some highlights so you can feel like you were there. First imagine that it was grey and windy and cold and England. That will help.

1. It is not easy to shop for Valentine's Day cards here. They're either schmoopy and sappy, or they're really gross and raunchy. In one of the card stores, these two college-age guys found a Valentine's Day card that has a really long sound byte of a woman giving her best Meg-Ryan-in-the-diner impression. (I'd use the real word but then the Google weirdos might end up here.)So they opened the card twice to listen to the recording. In my head I had it all set out that if they did it a third time I was going to let them have it. Only they didn't. Pity.

2. One stall was selling these pretty wine glasses with twirly stems--sets of 6 for 3 pounds. I looked over and considered it before I remembered that I don't actually need to own or have a place for six pretty goblets. Back when I had an apartment and stuff, though, I would have snagged them up after the obligatory 30 minutes going back and forth over it in my head, which is customary with any major purchase that I make.

As I passed by the stall later these two older ladies were checking out the glasses.

Stall Owner: It's only 3 pounds for the set, really nice wine glasses.

Older English lady: Well, we don't drink.

Stall Owner: Well nah, me neither, 'ats why they're for tea.

5 comments:

TannerJ5 said... [reply]

That guy should be a car salesmen.
1: This is perfect for city roads!
customer: but, I live in the mountains.
2: And... the tires grip the snow perfect.
He'd get paid a lot.

The Divine Miss A said... [reply]

I must admit, I am one of those annoying people who likes to set off the annoying stuffed animals that sing. Actually, it's really fun. Especially if you can get them all synched up so that they go off at the same time.

MWUHAHAHAHAHA!

The Walrus said... [reply]

Typical English Market salesman. SHould've been a politician.

daltongirl said... [reply]

I think Tea Glass Guy has been sending Transatlantic vibes to Lola.

"And then I said, 'You're stupid.'"

"I don't think you should have said that. It wasn't very nice."

"I didn't say that."

"But you just told me you DID say that."

"Well, I thought it. But I didn't SAY it. That's what I meant."

Sheesh. Wo unto the liar, for he/she shall be thrust down to hell. That's what I say, and I'm standing by it. Not gonna change my story for the first person who indicates they don't like it.

Savvymom said... [reply]

Whenever I lie it's very obvious. Kindof like what that person was doing only without the cool accent.

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