Thursday, June 4, 2009

Recession

I was walking along Silver Slipper Plaza in Cross Roads. Just looking. When I saw them. I stared. I drooled. I downright ogled. I got all panicky in the tummy in that sicknsweet way that gives delight wrapped up in anxiety. My belly went jelly and my knees grew ridiculously weak. I nearly passed out.

Wow! Gorgeous... goh-je-uss!

They had to be the most beautiful pair of earrings I had ever seen. I had to get them. It was a compulsion. I could. not. leave. without. claiming those beauties.

Then I felt my pockets: Empty. Broke. I shrugged. And sighed. Oh well, they weren't all that fabulous. And with drooping shoulders in a dejected slump, I continued walking.

Recession? This too shall pass.

19 comments:

Ruthibelle said...

Really, they weren't all that... *sob* :D

David Tellez said...

You didn't even take a picture to at least have the memory of the gorge earrings?! I would have...and made it my personal life goal to find those earrings once the recession is over, come hell or high water!

Will said...

aesop's got a fable for you babe... it involves a fox and a bunch of grapes... google it... :-P

i know how you feel though... there's no way a new dvd player will ever make my life better since i just love watching movies on my teeny tiny laptop screen!

Will said...

ps - i hope you're back for good... we miss you... :-(

Its Just Me - Daring to Dream said...

You made me laugh with that blog entry. I know a million women who have taken that journey with you in their lives and came to the same conclusion. Hang in there!

Ruthibelle said...

@will... awww. Oh dear, I have been very negligent with my blogging and twitting and all that of late... it's all this time I'm investing in trying to sort myself out for overseas study in 2010... it just eats up time and exhausts you.

@It's Just Me: I know. I read it over and laughed at myself... pining like that over a pair of earrings... the vanity, lol!

@DAvid: that's good advice. i shoulda done that

clnmike said...

I get like that around motorcycles.

Ruthibelle said...

@mike.. hey!!! havent seen u in a while, and for some reason ur page wont load in any of my browsers... good to hear from u!

blahblohblog said...

Ruthibelle, yuh lapsing. Tek ah picture ah de earrings, attach it to de post above and include a Paypal Donate button!!!! Come on gyul, doh fail me.

Abeni said...

lol, Will you took the words straight off my fingers. Never mind Ruthie, it still is the best coping method around:)

LADY ROOTS said...

Sistren RuthiBelle,
Send me a picture of the earrings and I will make a pair for you. It will be a design challenge for me. I can do that for you, even if I can't afford to click your soon-coming PayPal button.
Bless Up,
Lady Roots

Ruthibelle said...

@blahblah... lmao. I need to step up to the times then, lol

@abeni/will... y'all recommendin denial? ha!

@lady roots: i wish i'd taken the pic, cause now they aint there no mo. And I havent seen anything like them anywhere else since :( Nex time paypal, lol

lwidmer said...

They're your reward for your next big accomplishment. :)

I've often found that the thing I covet and have to wait for is the thing I decide wasn't quite right after I'm able to get it later. Then again, I'm contradictory by nature. :))

Stunner said...

LOL! Hush, we all feeling the pinch.

Ruthibelle said...

@Stunner: the pinch? More like the fist, lol... ok, it really is just a pinch, but like I said, this too SHALL pass

@lwidmer... yeah? Well who knows. I hope I meet them again... *sigh*

Anonymous said...

U are good. ISLNDGR :)

Jdid said...

cuhdear

Ruthibelle said...

@Jdid.. there's nothin like a sympathetic Bajan 'cuhdear' to warm a heart I tell u, lol. Not to worry. Like I said, this too shall pass.

laroper18 said...

This too shall pass :-)