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Topic: Shopping (03/01/07)
TITLE: Mrs. Piddle McBags
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This little woman took the phrase “shop till you drop” to the extreme! She seldom bought more than an item or two on any given shopping trip, but oh how much thought and energy that woman could put into each purchase.
Nothing missed her expert examination. Each item underwent the deepest scrutiny.
A hat brim couldn’t be too big or hint of being too small. A scarf had to be judged for length, width, color, texture, maker, price, etc. The latest book or oldest antique received equal attention.
If small enough to hold, each item was handled and turned over twice followed by a third time for good measure. Larger items she walked around and eyed from every possible angle.
Taking her to a shoe store took hours. She had to handle each individual style of shoe and hold it to the light. And the poor shoe clerk must have grown tired of smiling and running to and from the stock room. “Does this come in a smaller size, a narrower width, a different color?” The questions would go on and on. Now on her behalf let me explain she had very small feet so some of this must be excused. It really was quite hard for her to find the right size of shoe.
One busy afternoon I made the mistake of taking her to the grocery for milk and bread. We came out two hours later with only an item or two more, but my feet were tired and my family late with supper.
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