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Sunday, December 23, 2007

My new shoes

Since I have been back in America I have purchased 4 pairs of shoes. Yes, four. I love shoes. Cute, comfortable shoes...there's nothing like them. Yesterday I was wearing the pair of shoes you see pictured below. Yes, I paid money for these. I love them. LOVE THEM!!!!




While wearing these shoes Brian and I went on a little lunch date to Pappadeaux's. At one point I excused myself to go to the restroom. Upon arriving in the restroom I went into the only stall of the two that wasn't occupied. As soon as I sat down to...ahem..."go" this voice called out to me from the other stall.

Voice: I don't know who you are, but I love your shoes.
Me: Thanks, I just bought them at Payless. (and then I actually held my foot closer to her stall so she could get a better look.)
Voice: Well, I love them. They look like kid shoes...really mod. How much were they?
Me: I don't remember. Somewhere between $15 and $20 I think.
Voice: Well if they are from Payless they probably weren't more than $20. I am going to go buy me some when I get back to Austin.
Me: You should. They are really comfortable.

She flushed, washed her hands and left the restroom. I never saw her face. When I finished...ahem..."going" I washed my hands and left the restroom. As I walked back through the restaurant I tried to see if I could figure out who she was. I couldn't. I guess I will never know.

Side note and a question...
When this voice started talking to me I froze. I couldn't actually...ahem..."go" while someone was talking to me. It seemed rude somehow. Like talking with your mouth full. Is talking to your friendly neighbor who you don't know in the stall next to you while peeing acceptable? I think not. Some of you might ask if she was...ahem..."going" while she was talking to me. I don't think so. I think she was already done when she spoke up.

Scribbit is holding a contest about shoes...and writing so I am entering this post. Not sure how good the writing is, but it makes me laugh every time. Ah...the memories! And the prize is actually from Payless...the awesome store these shoes came from! You can't get any better than that!

12 comments:

Sharon said...

I'm not sure what proper etiquette is but I would lean toward the not talking rule. I did recently own a purse that provoked comments from my stall neighbor on 3 different occassions about how cute it was.

Gina said...

Geesh..the only 'comment' I ever get from stall neighbors is "do you have any toilet paper over there". (sigh) Guess I need to buy some cuter shoes and purses!!!

kerri said...

this is so funny. i can't stop giggling. i love how you stuck your foot under the stall. bathroom conversations are always so funny. "very mod"... haha

(we're about to meet!)

Crystal DeLong said...

i love your shoes too.

Mike and Lisa said...

Let me know if you get any comments from a squatty next to yours...

Scribbit said...

Thanks for entering--it's so nice to meet new blogs!

HeyJoe said...

My daughter has (had?) shoes, exactly like these; I mean the exact same shoe. How's that for coincidence?

Not much I guess.

Natalie said...

heyjoe - your daughter is so mod! i still love these shoes! and now that the weather has warmed up i can actually wear them some!

Alice Wills Gold said...

It wasn't me, but I could so be the crazy lady in the bathroom stall.

It wouldn't matter how PRIVATE of a matter I was engaged in, I would have to speak my mind when I saw those cute shoes.

Natalie said...

alice - welcome to my blog! i love the fact that you would comment on the shoes no matter what business you might be taking care of! it made my day when the mystery woman did!

Daisy said...

That could be a very awkward moment! I think I might have waited, casually washing my hands, until you came out. It might have been less awkward, but it wouldn't have made as good of a story!

Natalie said...

daisy - i must say i kinda like that i didn't know who she was. it made the story much more mysterious and fun! thanks for the visit!