Sleepwalking my way through life: Shopping debate

Shopping debate

The shop was mostly empty with only a few customers walking to and fro. I picked up a random shoe and pretended to be interested in it, even trying my luck at metaphysics and examining its sole. My mother – my personal ATM machine – picked up another shoe and eyed up the laces suspiciously. We were looking for new shoes ever since my old pair of converse shoes decided to become sandals.

“How about this pair?”

“No.” I said without looking.

“What about these… Skeekers?”

“No… Wait, what?”

“These Skeekers. They look pretty cool.”

I walked over to her and looked at the tag with an eyebrow raised. “Mum, this is pronounced Skechers, like a sketch book.”

“That’s what I said.”

“No it isn’t, you said ‘Skeekers’.”

“No I didn’t.”

“Yeah, you did.”

“No I didn’t. Why would I say ‘Skechers’ when it clearly looks like ‘Skeekers’?”

“Mum, you said it again.”

Long pause.

“No I didn’t.”

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At 2:51 am, Anonymous Bekka said...


I had a similar experience with my Mum recently at the Apple store. She could pronounce "iPod Nano." She got the "iPod" part well enough but "nano" kept coming out nah-noh. Mothers, the cheapest comic relief there is. :D

Find any shoes though?

At 1:49 pm, Anonymous Joe said...

I know, Mums are amazing when it comes to funny happenings. I was going to write about her fit at the DVD player, but I want her to keep some of her dignity.

I ended up buying the Skechers that my mum picked out, and they're resting nicely under my coffee table (I don't want to put them on because they are pretty sexy...).

- Joe

At 1:55 pm, Anonymous Jules said...

Hahahahaaaa. :D

At 2:27 pm, Anonymous Angelique said...

Denial is not just a river in Egypt :P

At 7:07 pm, Anonymous Kiwiqueen said...

Yay! Mentions of Milk and Cookies! Always good! Mwah mwah, etc! Will get back to you very soon about that, by the way.


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