Yesterday I had my first actually pleasant clothes shopping experience. I am going to my cousin who I haven't seen in many, many years' wedding next month and I needed to purchase proper attire for the event since I don't think he'd appreciate it if I showed up at the Princeton Club in my "Two beers or not two beers" shirt (Although I don't KNOW whether he'd appreciate it or not seeing as I haven't seen him in a decade and when I last saw him he was like 14 or something and now he's getting married. At the Princeton club of all places. Hisss.) Anyway this store was perfect. It was filled with rows and rows of very nice clothes, and a distinct lack of pushy salespeople. The guy who helped me was a manager of some type and his idea of helping was taking some quick measurements and then pointing to the areas where the appropriatly sized clothes were, and grabbing some stuff that he thought would suit me well. As it happened the clothes he picked were quite nice so I didn't bother looking for any more. They were also incredibly cheap. Apparently this store puts the money it would normally spend on incredibly annoying pushy salespeople, chicks who spray cologne at you, and enough floorspace to make finding anything you want an exercise in frustration, into offering steep discounts (Of 40-60%) on all its clothes. It was a blissful shopping experience. That's all I ask in a store...discounts and time alone to browse and select the merchandise I like without being hovered over just becuase I'm white and have a platinum card, as well as salespeople who WILL help when asked to and then go away when they are done.
If more stores were like that then I think this world would be a much, much better place.
Of course the trip home wasn't even close to as convenient since the New York Subway system is a broken piece of shit these days (come to think of it on the way there a train was closed for apparently no reason so I had to take a cab for half the distance) I had to wait on the platform for an hour until I could catch my train, and even missed a train because I thought it wouldn't take me to my transfer because it didn't used to but since they changed the names of all the trains now it does.
Friday and yesterday were wasted but that's okay since I don't have much work this week and it's a short week anyway. It'll be alright. I'll get some done today.
Of course today can't start yet because my mother brought home her most horrible friend (an incredibly unpleasant little woman) to stay the night last night so I am in hiding...but eventually it will and I will get some work done. I don't have an assignment for Millenial futures Japan this week which is definitly good...and since the professor feels I participate too much ANYWAY if I don't do the reading and don't say anything that'll probably reflect well on me.
At some point today I will probably post either my speech for "Resolved: Women have no souls." which I intend to be both funny and incredibly offensive, or something more about the way I'm thinking these days which to be honest isn't very good. For now though I need to go watch some pregame stuff on the Giants. If they win today they're 3-1 and you can start seriously thinking about a playoff run for them...even this early.