Tuesday, 29 March 2011

New Shoes

It was one of those afternoons.  I didn't leave the house with the intention of buying new shoes for DS.  We left the house because DS had an appointment to have his hair cut.
Here's what happened:
  1. Catch bus to shopping centre ~ check.
  2. Call in at bank for cash to pay for aforementioned haircut ~ check.  Card refused.  Call bank's central office on courtesy phone.  Answer security questions twice.  No reason for stoppage, account reset.  Get cash.
  3. Go to hairdressers ~ check.  Now late for haircut by a few minutes.  Hairdresser not there, as called to an emergency concerning his son.  Three ladies there, twiddling their thumbs, but none available to cut DS's hair.  Leave salon in a huff.
  4. Call in at kitchen shop for cake gift boxes ~ check.  None to be had; want them for teacher gifts next week.
  5. Go to Starbucks.  Order cake.  Vanilla latte arrives minus vanilla.  DS gets a biscuit as a reward for not playing up in either bank or hairdressers.
  6. Call in at shoe shop, just because we're passing.  Boys' shoes in sale.  DS's feet have grown almost half a size.  His new size available in the sale.
  7. Catch bus home ~ check.  Bus stops on main road for 10 minutes while we wait for idiot UPS man to come back and move his van. 
  8. DS allowed to choose a film once we are home; he chooses Toy Story and is very happy.  I am in need of a stiff drink!
  9. This post fulfills prompt 7 of Blogging For Scrapbookers ~ tell the whole story.


Cheri said...

On the bright side, at least the shoes were on sale! Of course, you do still have to go back out for that haircut.

Rhona said...

Sounds like a bit of a frustrating afternoon but at least something good came out of it - normally when my children needed new shoes they had every size but the ones we wanted in the sale! xx

Melissa said...

I enjoyed reading this post. It's wonderful to know that others have those kinds of days, too. Seems like your son behaved wonderfully and had a good day! I like that your post started with the positive - getting new shoes - even though there were a lot of bumps in the day.

Alison said...

Only a slightly frustrating day then? At least the shoes were on sale!

Karen said...

Those are the days that make you really appreciate the ones that go right. Hope you enjoyed your stiff drink!

Lynn said...

Well done for finding some shoes in the sale - hope it slightly made up for the wasted journey.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Hey now, no insulting my beloved UPS!

I would be so pissed at the bank & the hairdresser I would have had a hard time continuing the trip.

Heather said...

Best laid plans ..etc!! Glad you had some success & it wasn't a totally wasted day :))

Amy said...

Well, you got the shoes so that was a good thing. I have to say I am noticing a big difference between four year old boys and girls, mine wants new shoes everytime I say we are going to the shops ..... I am not compliant of course!

The Quintessential Magpie said...


I can see why you need a stiff drink after that day, Ruth. But DS's shoes are cute.

I thought of you this weekend. Mr. Magpie and I watched quite a bit on the royals (past). And I adored the movie "The King's Speech." Colin Firth is one of my favorite actors, and he socked it out of the ball park with that one. Hope all is going well with your prince's wedding. I'm over the moon with excitement.


Sheila :-)

Sian said...

Darling little shoes! But apart from that - yes, I can see how a stiff drink would help after that lot!

humel said...

Oh dear! The shoes are lovely though... Have you scrapped this yet? It would make a great page, and you could life the journaling straight from this post :-)

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