Baby Knows How to Play The Game.
I recently observed the following while buying shoes.
A young woman 25ish and her boyfriend/significant other/husband were next to me as I was trying on a pair of shoes. He was standing with a shoe box in his hand, having obviously found what he wanted rather quickly. She was standing in front of a mirror with a fancy high heel boot on one foot and an even fancier high heel shoe on the other. The conversation went something like this.
She: Honey, which one do you like best?
He: obviously bored out of his mind and a bit frustrated – Baby I don’t care, just pick one.
S: Pout face, baby voice – But honey, you are buying them, so you get to pick them. I like them both.
H: How much to they cost?
S: a bit put out – They cost about the same, the shoes are a few dollars more.
Silence – I could see the man logic swirling. Okay! For two dollars LESS you get all that leather and boots will last a long time. You know how it goes.
H: Well, then get the boots. He was thinking this was a done deal.
S: But honey, I don’t know. I mean the shoes fit better . . .
She fell silent posing with one foot then the other in front of her. Letting the man stew a bit.
H: Look Baby, if you like the shoes better . . .
S: breaking in – Oh but honey, I don’t know that I do. They are both so precious.
BEWARE the use of the word precious used when a woman is shopping… always back up a few steps.
H: Baby, both look great on you. I don’t care just pick one and we can get out of here.
S: Shooting him a glare, Well, Never mind then, if you are in such a hurry, I won’t get either one.
H: finally catching on. The light bulb was tangible. Look, Baby, just buy them both. Then you don’t have to decide and we can go have something to eat and relax.
S: Squealed with excitement, followed by a kissy face hug. Oh honey I love you so much!
H: sighing. Love you too Baby. Love you too.
I took a peek at the price tags when they left. On Sale! Boots 125.00; heels 240.00. GASP!! Wow! I guess Baby knows how to play the game. And Honey has learned how to let her.