the best and worst of a day in retail

Thursday, July 12, 2007

I have always relied on the kindness of strangers

Fran P., thank you sooooo much for your sympathy around the Presidential commutation. Shopgirlove knows that she is something of a wonk/geek and it's nice to know that others are disturbed since she is often the only one freaked out by overlooked moments in our contemporary existence. Such as the "For Ever Stamp." Why? Why? Have we ever been sold such a bill of goods? It evokes memories of those terrible massacres of tree bark in my region that trumpeted the union of Joey & Steph "4 Eva"! Oh boy. Why are Americans not taking to the streets? They are exhausted, over-worked, under-insured, and distracted by their credit card debt.

Also, not everyone is as smart and astute and terribly clever as Fran P. and Shopgirlove.

And, Who me? Bwarrr harrr harrr! King Dutch in red heels? Thank you for the light touch and your understanding. This is a difficult, but limited, time, and Shopgirlove appreciates your kind words. She plans on keeping her head down and barreling through. Her goal is, as always, to rise above. And write the Great American Novel. Or get her laundry done. She's not sure yet.

Stay tuned.

Kissy, kissy,


Sunday, July 8, 2007


Scooter Libby shall serve no time? Really? Who should go to jail, then? I mean, even Paris Hilton did time. Not much, but she served. Traitors to their country used to be executed.
Not that Shopgirlove loves the electric chair, but it is interesting how things change. Does justice owe allegiance to the powerful? Oh dear, is she Continental? That can't be good...Shopgirlove remembers being proud of her country's willingness to prosecute the powerful. How naive. Shopgirlove is going to crawl back into her stockroom and try to figure out what is going on in this once-glorious-country.