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Shoe Shopping

She went in to town to pick him up. They were going to the store to buy him new shoes, then they were going for pizza. They went first to the department store. The highway was crowded as usual and it took them ages to get to the store.

Once at the store they visited the shoe aisle, but as they expected there were no sandals available. (Would you believe they sell winter boots in Hawaii? The locals actually think it gets cold when the temperature hits the low 70’s F.) She mentioned that they also needed (insert list of common household supplies here.) Despite the fact that they bought less than $50.00 worth of stuff, the place was packed and shopping took forever.

They discussed which shoe store to visit, but first she insisted on going to the pharmacy to get her allergy meds. As they returned to the car she was complaining about her sinuses throbbing. She said the first thing she was going to do at the pizza place was order a beverage and take her pill. They got in the car. He drove to the pizza place and she took her pill. They ate yummy pizza and talked and laughed and enjoyed each other’s company.

When they returned home from their shopping trip — the one they undertook to buy him shoes still in one piece — guess what they didn’t have?

Quilly is the pseudonym of Charlene L. Amsden, who lives on The Big Island in Hawaii. When she is not hanging out with Amoeba, she is likely teaching or sewing. Or she could be cooking, taking photographs, or even writing. But if she's not doing any of that, she's probably on Facebook or tinkering with her blog.


  1. It seems funny not to be able to get sandals in Hawaii, but you can winter boots. If you need some sandals you can get them at the Walmart’s here in Calgary.

  2. That happens ALL the time around here! As a matter of fact… I’ll load up the truck to go to the dump and the grocery store… get to the grocery store, buy all the groceries and then realize I have NO WHERE to put them because I forgot to stop at the DUMP! Oy! I wonder if Mom is contagious….

  3. LOL I was thinking about that when I was reading – you were eating pizza… and I thought where are the shoes? Darn, I guess you’ll have to go back to the store, and out to eat! 🙂

  4. Brian — as long as it doesn’t land him in a reform camp in the middle of the desert, I don’t care where they come from!

    Doug — on his toes? I doubt OC would go for that.

    Jill — I am easily distracted.

    Bill — why doesn’t it surprise me that snow country is selling sandals while perpetual summer is up to its earlobes in mukluks?

    Melli — are you blaming your MIL for the kinetic energy that keeps you running faster than your brain? Who do I blame for mine?

    Polona — if the right shoes are turnips I may just cook OC’s toes ….

    SN — that’s where mine are coming from. 🙂

    Donna — well, I guess we can fashion him a pair of sandals from the pizza box and some duck tape. That might actually last longer than his shoes. He’s walked out of two pair since we’ve been here!

    Betty — and when I don’t have any money with me, it’s all there on the shelves mocking me!

  5. Melli — that fact was firmly established during our first visit. If you’ll recall, the spaghetti sauce down the front of my favorite shirt was his fault because I couldn’t have spilled it if he hadn’t cooked it.

    As to the missing shoes — I know we went shopping in my car, but he was driving!

  6. Sounds like many of my shopping trips. Knowing what you want is one thing, finding it, is another. I have gone more and more to online shopping. You can find just about anything at your fingertips, only drawback, you can’t try them on.

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