From the Textures & Textiles set, originally uploaded by yaznotjaz.
I’m sitting outside the Nordstrom’s fitting rooms – impatiently checking my watch, hating the idea of being in that specific store, and waiting for my friend, N – when a guy settles into the armchair next to me with a loud, long-suffering sigh. I look over in amusement.
He catches my glance, and shakes his head. “These are the most uncomfortable chairs I’ve ever sat in.”
I shift in my chair, and reply, “You know, I just might have to agree with you on that one.”
“What do you think this fabric is?” he asks, pinching the armrest distastefully.
“Fake velvet?” I venture.
He guffaws. “It’s FELVET!” He shifts around uncomfortably in the unyielding chairs, then throws up his hands. “That’s it, I’m writing to Mr. Nordstrom about this! There must be a Mr. and Mrs. Nordstrom somewhere. Excuse me, Mister Nordstrom…”
“…Your chairs SUCK. You let me know how that goes,” I say dryly.
“I need to lodge a complaint with Mr. Nordstrom about these felvet chairs,” he says loudly, angling his head at the saleslady in the vicinity. She looks at him coldly, then returns to assisting her customers.
A woman I take to be his girlfriend comes out of the fitting room, wearing a long green skirt with ruffles at the hem. “That’s the most unNicole-like thing I’ve ever seen!” he says disparagingly. “You sure you want to get that? If you take it off and throw it on the bedroom floor, you’ll never see it again. It’s CAMOUFLAGE!”
After she leaves, he leans over conspiratorially and whispers, “What did you think of her skirt?”
“Not bad, actually. Better than the velvet any day.”
He nods approvingly, then flags down a woman passing by. “Excuse me, we’re talking about these chairs. They’re covered in…in…fake velvet. FELVET! What do you think of that? It’s ridiculous, don’t you think?”
The lady laughs, shaking her head. Other women peer over the nearby clothes racks, and chuckle at his loud proclamations as well. Even the frosty saleslady actually cracks a smile.
The girlfriend exits the fitting room, no green skirt in sight. The guy springs up, glad to be rid of the chair. He waves at us all, then swoops off with his girl, talking to her excitedly. His exiting shot, as we hear it: “It was FELVET!”
7 thoughts on “So, I’m taking the Mister from out in front of your name”
upon receiving that letter, Eleanor would turn to her husband, the Mr., and say, “Norman, I told you that upholstery was unacceptable. Felvet, indeed.”
i love that guy. he has lots of the shameless uninhibitedness children have. how come he didn’t lose his as he grew up?
i’m fungry. well, i was fungry before we ate Zafran. man, I feel like I really did eat Zafran.
hahaha! I love random acts of bizarreness. I’m always trying to screw up the courage to do that sort of thing, and when I do, apparently folks think I’m serious and dunno what to say back. Boo.
i hope the girlfriend ‘gets’ his humor cuz that is a special kinda guy.
This post almost begs me to call it a fake post, but I will refrain, since only the content alluded to herein, induces this, not the actual post itself.
LOLLLLLLLLLL wish i was there for that one! haha