Antiquities

Yesterday, I was at Office Depot. Trying to run in quickly so I could make it home in time of American Idol (Mariah Carey night you know... and you know MC can SANG) So I pop in, scour the aisles for what I need and, after weighing my options... I scurry to the line. There are 3 people in front of me, and one person working. So this is not going to be a jiffy, but it shouldn't be long.. great 8 mins to Idol, I can JUST make it home.. By the time I did the minutes math on my cell phone, the person in front of me is walking to the register...

YES!! I am not going to miss ONE second of Mariah Carey BLISS!!!

Aside: Okay everyone who knows me KNOWS that I am an official Janet Jackson fan... everyday all day.. but I also have a huge infatuation with MC.. for 2 reasons..
1) Senior year in high school, my friends and I cut 2 days of school to meet her at the now defunct Virgin Megastore downtown.. One day to get the Bracelet, another day to get the CD signed.. and I MUST admit.. Mariah Carey is one of the most beautiful people I've ever seen in person.. She actually does glow.. there is a kind of golden aura around her that just makes pulls you in, and
2) I saw Mariah on the Rainbow tour and when I tell you she puts on the best show ever.. not so much the dancing or the performance. but she sings better than the CD, better than anything...
So I HAVE to get home to see MC...
And I'm going to make it... One more person.. Her ink and paper are all rung up.. we are outta her.. I'm inching a bit closer to the register when BAM!!! Out of nowhere... she pulls out a .....
CHECKBOOK
Surely, she must have pulled this out just to keep track of her account when she uses her debit card..
But to my shock and dismay, she begins writing a check.. I was in utter disbelief, like when I saw someone listening to a Discman in the airport, or when I used a disposable camera and my little cousin was in awe that she couldnt see her picture NOW, or if I was to open a box of Always and find a sanitary belt (For more info.... http://www.mum.org/belts.htm). There are just some things whose time has come and gone... and then randomly you see a checkbook, or a portable CD player, or a rotary phone, an answering machine or a closeline.. and think
what century are we in ANYWAY!!!
Then to make matters worse, I hear her ask the cashier, "Wait, what store is this??" She had the nerve to not even write out the check while she is waiting in line so she can just write in the price at the register... This woman's refusal to step into the new millenium is making me late to Bask in the Glow that is Mariah Carey... and then next register opens... and I make my purchase....
a brand new phone for my land line and 25 feet of phone cord...
Because you know there are some things that never go out of style :-)

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Clearly, I posted this on the wrong topic but anyway...


I know you wrote this forever ago but I just saw a woman at the gym with a WALKman, not a DISCman but a real tape player clipped to her hip while working out. I immediately thought of this post.

Brandi said...

1. So the Virgin Megastore MC visit still is on the top 5 list of high school memories- I have photos of us waiting in line :)

2. I still have a cord phone and because I'm too cheap to buy a 25 ft cord, I attached two short cords with a dsl filter...

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