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February 2, 2007
She's looking at the shoes in the large display case. I stop in front of it and do the same. Oh, look. It's shoes! In a shoe store!

No more than three seconds pass, when she -- older, a bit haggish but otherwise non-descript -- says, "Now you've ruined everything!" and turns to stare at me over her right shoulder. A scowl obscures her tormented face.

I'm not sure how I responded. Whether I left, or stayed put and continued looking at the shoes, to further ruin the everything, or laughed and called her a cuckoo nutbag humdinger loco lucy.