June 19th, 2003

duke-hips

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.