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Butterflies almost make up for Old Navy disappointment
I went to Old Navy last night to buy a pair of jeans. Correction: I tried to go to Old Navy last night. In actual fact when I arrived, Old Navy wasn't there.

At first I thought I'd just driven past it in my cluelessness (this happens to me more often than I prefer to admit), so I turned around and came in for a second pass. Nope, still not there. Did I forget its location? (Once again, this sort of thing happens to me more often than I prefer to admit.) But there was a large empty building where I thought I remembered it. Strange.

I pulled into the strip mall behind the building, wondering if it had just moved its location further back or something. No Old Navy. In desperation, I went into Dots. (I had to shop somewhere, after all!)

They didn't have any jeans that I liked, but they did have some $5 cute shirts, so I bought two simple tops that would be good for work. I'm wearing the white one today.

As I was heading to the counter to make my purchase, I got distracted by the underwear display. Cute, colorful, and only $3...I had to check it out. The dark purple panties with the butterfly and the bright pseudo-boy trimming practically had my name written on them. I'm wearing them today also. They look really cute with my butterfly tattoo peeking out above them. I wanted to take a picture, but I have Scary Thighs. I might try later anyway though, if I can find an angle to minimize the scariness.

At the counter, I asked casually, "Do you know if there is an Old Navy nearby?" Just in case it was really just down the street, and I was lost (like usual).

The girl confirmed my suspicions though, to my somewhat-relief. She said it had been right there, but they'd just packed up and left one day.

"They didn't even say goodbye," she informed me sadly.
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From: (Anonymous) Date: June 19th, 2003 12:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Whadayamean, Scary Thighs? You've got /great/ thighs! :)
infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: June 19th, 2003 02:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Can I give you the guy verison of that episode?

Drove by store... didn't find it, turned around and went home to watch tv.

Besides when we by underwear (and thank god for this, we don't have a underwear that come in different colors nor do we have ones that come with different trimming on them).

Just out of curiousity, how important is this for you? The different colors and the trimming types?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 19th, 2003 03:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
Really? Even if you were in need of new jeans? (Although I didn't come home with jeans in the end either.)

I've seen lots of men's underwear in different colors and patterns, actually.

When I actually need undies, I just pick up a 3-pack of them somewhere. While it's not really important, I prefer fun colors, and I'll pick out whatever looks nicest in my size/style.

In this case though, I didn't need it at all. I just am easily distracted, and the fun colors and design (and cheap price) amused me enough that I had to buy a pair.

The thing about underwear is you can wear whatever the heck you want, as silly/cute/crazy/sexy/whatever as you like, and nobody knows. I like that, especially under a conservative business outfit.
infernus1218 From: infernus1218 Date: June 19th, 2003 09:09 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re:

so underwear is a mood ring type of thing?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 20th, 2003 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)

Re:

hm. It's more like a secret game.
bighoward From: bighoward Date: June 19th, 2003 09:20 pm (UTC) (Link)

undies

Which reminds me of the time I took some plain cotton undies to a lady friend .... but first I went to the stencil machine and made up two stencils like you see on cardboard boxes all the time. One stencil read THIS SIDE UP, the other one said OPEN THIS END. I stenciled them and then put them in a gift box and presented them. The investment in time paid off.
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 24th, 2003 09:20 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: undies

Great story! Glad it worked out so well for you...
From: stilldocked Date: June 21st, 2003 11:32 am (UTC) (Link)
a) I doubt you have scary thighs...
b) Old Navy is like that, never there when you need them
c) and do you get lost because you are lost in thought?
renniekins From: renniekins Date: June 24th, 2003 09:24 am (UTC) (Link)
a) Trust me...children run screaming. *grin*
b) That'll teach me to put my trust in a clothing store!
3) hm, yes, that's the nice way of putting it. Less-nice people would say I space out, or I'm easily distracted. But I like to think I'm just busy solving the world's problems.
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