On Friday, I took the day off, as predicted, and went shopping. There's lots of sales on in a bid to get people to buy for Christmas. But after a couple of hours Wife and I were still empty-handed. So we headed for Ed's Diner to have a yummy burger, but en route she espied a shoe store and was tempted inside. Shoe-shopping with Wife is often a miserable affair. She's not traditionally a big buyer of shoes, but whenever she attempts to make such a purchase she seems to be foiled by poor fit, poor design, and any of a number of other possible scenarios.
Not so on Friday. Three pairs were purchased! One by me for Christmas, and the other two with her own hard-earned pennies. And she bought two pairs of Converses last month. So that's five pairs of footwear in about six weeks or so. Pretty good going for someone who doesn't buy many shoes.
After a hearty lunch we decided to head home. But then we remembered that we need a new camera, so we can have one each when in Spain next month. So we made an impulse purchase at Jessops. One of the staff, seemingly the most senior, was an utter pompous cunt, but we bought anyway. It was in the sale with a discount of £120, which was rather fabulous.
And then, we headed for the exit. But what's this I see? Discounts on Ed Hardy T-shirts. I love those old-skool Ed Hardy tattoo designs, but the shirts have been priced too high, usually selling for £42 (US$83) at this particular store. Discount day meant 30% off, bringing the price down to a still-ridiculous almost £30 ($59). Even so, I couldn't resist. I bought the exact one that director Tony (True Romance) Scott can be seen wearing in the pic above (that's him on the left).
God, doing those conversions I can't believe that £1 = $1.98. We so should be heading to Manhattan for some seasonal sales...