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speed shopping

By Marlene | Published: 9. March 2011

Yesterday morning. The doorbell rings.

James: “Are you expecting someone? The shoe-man again?”

Me: “I don’t know why you keep calling our postman that. Incidentally, he’s not delivering shoes today. He’s bringing a hat.”

James: “A hat? When did you buy a hat?”

Me: “There wasn’t any time to tell you about it. It all happened so fast!”

James (starts chuckling): “That’s the most ridiculous excuse I’ve heard, yet.”

Me: “But it’s true! When I checked my mails the other day I had one from Stylebop saying that new stock from Rika had arrived, so I went to the website, saw the hat, bought the hat. It was a two-minute job.”

James (laughing now): “It all happened so fast – unbelievable!”

Me: “Stop laughing. I’ve been wanting it for months and it was the last one they had. It’s my Carine tribute hat. Is that silly?”

James (in hysterics): “No sillier than saying you shopped so fast that there wasn’t any time to tell me about it.”

Me: “But it looks good, doesn’t it?”

James: “Yes. Should I be expecting the hat-man more often?”

Me: “It’s possible. But the shoe-man is definitely coming next.”

More lovely things by Rika are now available on Stylebop – if you’re fast enough.

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  1. Natasha
    Posted 9. March 2011 at 17:41 | Permalink

    I totally understand. Sometimes these things just are uncontrollable! MY hat goes off to yours for acting so quickly in a high-pressure situation!!

    • marlene
      Posted 9. March 2011 at 19:54 | Permalink

      It always seems to help when I don’t waste any time by looking at the price before clicking “buy”, ahem.

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