Sunday, December 11, 2016

TRUE CONFESSION!

      On Black Friday, the micro manager decided she wanted to go to the nearby mall and have lunch in the food court. I don't like eating in food courts so I made my own lunch at home.

      The Micro manager had a few things she wanted to look for. One was to settle the underwear purchase I wrote about a few posts ago. She will then walk around checking out stores and looking for things we may need later. Now why any sane person would like to putz around the mall on Black Friday is beyond me. Now I rarely go to the mall except to drop off or pick up the Micromanager. I buy gas but after that I don't buy anything. I must repeat, I don't like malls.

     The idea of Buy Nothing Friday appeals to me. It's easy for me to buy nothing on Buy Nothing Friday because I don't buy anything.

     Now about 4:00PM I got a phone call from the micro manager asking me to come to the mall to look at some shoes I(she)had been looking for. What I should say is that she was looking for some shoes for me. Well, she phoned and asked me to come out right a way to try on the shoes she found. There was only one pair and they were holding them for her.

     Out I go and the parking space was far away from the mall. I find the store and the Micro manager. I try on the shoes. They fit and were what I had been looking for. After being quizzed for ten minutes to be sure that the shoes fit we decided to buy them. Was  I sure the shoes were long enough? Did my toes hit the end of the shoe? Were the shoes wide enough? Would I put both shoes on.Would I walk in them to see how they felt? I'm sure there were more questions from the Micromanager.The shoes were half price! What a deal!

     By this time the Micro manager was ready to go home.

     Now I'm ashamed to admit it but by accident I bought something on Black Friday!



36 comments:

  1. So you shopped! Looks like you had a no shave November! :)

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    1. It was longer than no shave November!

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  2. Your micromanager is WONDERFUL! What a fabulous buy. Ummm.... I go away for a while and you grow a beard?

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    1. The micro manager is a great shopper.

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  3. Hahaha! Oh well, it happens to the best of us at some point :) And look, now you're got new shoes!

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    1. To be honest, there were some great deals.

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  4. Hahaha! Do you think you will ever live this down??

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    1. I'm sure that the purchase of a pair of shoes will have been forgotten long ago.

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  5. You're the man... with brand new shoes. :)

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  6. I am not familiar with black Friday, we don't know it here. But I suppose it must be very crowded that day.

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    1. Black Friday is an American day when special sales are on the Friday of their Thanksgiving. Canadians are copying it.

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  7. Hahaha! No, you didn't: the Micromanager made you do it, so it doesn't count. :-)

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    1. Thanks for coming to my defense.

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  8. Well, you didn't really buy them. They were bought FOR you. So your record is clear! (I'm with you on buy-nothing Friday -- it sounds like a great idea to me.)

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    1. Well, the micro manager likes to let me think I buy things.

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  9. I went to a store nearby and there were only 12 people, a bit small for that day.The mall is 30 minutes so I go rarely.

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    1. 12 people in a store would suit me. Did they have Christmas music playing?

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  10. "True Confessions" - for a moment there I laughed and thought....what has Sir Red done? ha,ha Great deal on shoes, that were not to be, but became. And at a great deal. Happy feet buddy....so now Im askin ....did the MM settle the ???? Purchase?

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    1. Yes, the MM has to handle all the money!!!

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  11. I never would willingly walk into the black friday madness

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    1. Black Friday must be nuts in some places. It's bad enough here.

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  12. I didn't venture out of our house on Black Friday.

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    1. Smart man. I have to wonder why a senior would go out on Black Friday!

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  13. You could have kept that event secret if you hadn't blown your cover by posting a photo of you in beard disguise.

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    1. But I just had to tell somebody!

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  14. Well, it's something you can use! I did see the chaos on Black Friday here, but didn't buy.

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    1. Oh I'll make sure it's something that can be used. I have too much trash to get rid of now.

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  15. You are such a kook! I love you!

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    1. I'm not confessing to being a kook! Have a great day.

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  16. Hi Red, You are great. You're a shopper just like me. I hate malls. OK, well you got some nice shoes. I like it! By the way, I also have a shirt exactly like the one you're wearing in the photo. Neat!

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  17. Aww, you loved it, I know ya did! ANd Mrs MM is one smart cookie, getting you to come out to the mall, park and then stand around trying on these shoes. (I'm smiling here). Have a great rest of the week- and stand your ground. No malls!

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  18. You got a great pair of shoes at a great deal! So it was worth the trouble. Also, it's wonderful that the micromanager thinks of you when she's out shopping. That's very thoughtful!

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  19. You sir are a traitor to the downtrodden legions of masculinity. No worthy representative of the male race goes shopping on Black Friday or willingly enters a shopping mall. If The Micro Manager clicked her fingers would you dance?

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  20. I enjoyed this post and all the comments. You are great! I like the beard. I was interrupted before I could leave a comment last Sunday.

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  21. LOVE THE BEARD! I hate mall food courts too, although when I was teenager, they were THE place to be!

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