The other day, one of our local stores held a one-day sale. Mr Munro wanted to purchase some short-sleeve shorts, so off we went to the men’s department. They were doing a brisk trade and the changing rooms were very busy with a queue of men waiting to try on garments. Each man seemed to have a feminine escort, and we hung about outside, chatting until our services were required, either to see our men in their possible purchases or to run out for different sizes.
This is the way our conversation went:
“They’re worse than children,” one woman said.
“Julia!” a man hollered. Julia cast us a harried look, scurried into the changing rooms and after a few minutes came hurrying out to find a different selection of trousers.
Then it was my turn to brave the changing room. “I think this is all right,” Mr. Munro said.
“It’s too big,” I replied. “I’ll get a smaller size.” I trotted off to find the required shirts and after delivering them, I retired to the women’s corner again.
“Yes, they’re way worse than children,” the woman said. “At least with children you can pick something out and it’s done. Men are so fussy.”
I nodded and waited for my next call. “What do you think?” Mr. Munro asked.
“That size is better,” I said. “I think you should get the green one too.”
Mr Munro hesitated then nodded. With three shirts in hand, we went to the checkout. Mission accomplished.
Unfortunately for me, the next stop was the shoe store, and it began all over again…
In Past Regrets the heroine Julia doesn’t have to go shopping with a man, but Ryan does help her while she’s trying on several costumes for the club. Ryan’s job is easy. He helps with the zippers and hands out compliments!
Here’s the blurb for Past Regrets:
Never look back…unless that’s where your heart belongs.
Love and Friendship, Book 2
Julia Maxwell was a seize-the-moment party girl until the night she spent with up-and-coming rocker Ryan Callander. From that moment, she was a one-man woman. Pity he hasn’t kept with the program.
Tired of the secrets that have kept her out of the press and Ryan’s fans happy, angry with mounting evidence of infidelity, Julia is older, wiser, and determined to divorce his cheatin’ ass.
Ryan’s long European tour had more than its share of hard knocks—one of which landed on his head when he was mugged. Divorce papers waiting for him at home are a shock that fills in some of the holes in his sketchy memory. But it could be too late to salvage his marriage.
If Ryan thinks flirtatious smiles, seductive touches, and hot-and-heavy kisses are going to smooth things over, Julia’s got a hammer with his name on it. To her surprise, he picks it up, determined to rebuild a bright future for both of them. But the past is lurking with some missing pieces that could bring their hearts crashing down.
Contains a pissed ex-stripper turned burlesque dancer, a bunch of nosy friends and a smooth-talking rocker with one thing on his mind. Stripper poles and skimpy costumes may be involved.
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Do you go shopping for or with the males in your family? Is the shopping process an easy one?