Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Queen's Meme ~ Naked Mannequins?

1. What is your favorite item to shop?

My favorite item to shop for is ME. Oh. You said item not person. The list is tooooo long. Let's start with shoes. No, purses. I know! Antiques! Glorious antiques....no no no no ...earrings are my favorite. And then there are the bracelets. Skirts. Jewelled crowns. Hats. Somebody stop me.

2. Quality vs. Price. Will you buy off-brand replicas at a discount store or must you have the real thing? Why or why not?

Need I say more?
3. Have you ever asked a sales clerk to remove something from display if it is the last one in the store? Tell us what special something would make you strip the clothes off a mannequin.
(which begs the question...Are all mannequins born naked?)

See this mannequin? She was born naked. I asked my mother.

Except unless you're in the Fuji store they usually don't hold cameras.
They asked me to leave. I complied by hiding in the hat closet.
You should try it sometime.However, I forgot I was allergic to straw.
4. I really don't care if a guy goes shopping with me. I'm in my own zone and always have a plan. Are you an alone-shopper or would you like to have company?
My shopping experiences are legendary. Infamous. And on this blog. I only live to do it again. I've been a bookstore criminal, Jackie-O-Wannabe in the antique store
Don't ask me about the arrest on Christmas Eve. But since you (I) asked...

I wasn't trying to steal the pink fan or Barbie's tiara. Really. That's hard to explain once you've picked up the Customer Service phone and pretended to help someone. You see, my bloggy people, THAT is why you hide behind fans and pink boas. Have I taught you nothing?
5. Have you ever done anything other than actually try on clothes in a dressing room? (I have no idea why this question followed the previous one. Ahem.)
You (I) had to ask.
Frivolous unzipping of epic proportions occurred right here on this blog. I blogged where no man has ever gone before. That dressing room is now being excavated and moved to the The Royal Museum of Queen Nonsense in London. Oh. The Fame!

6. Do you like or do you get annoyed when salesclerks and store management follows you around asking "May I help you?" a million times? (I have no idea why this question followed the previous one.)
The Hardware Store caper daftly illustrates my propensity to get lost in ToolWorld - and find a maze of mirrors instead. I plead guilty. No man should try to "sweetheart" me while I'm buying a dishwasher. It was disgraceful.

The short answer is: LEAVE ME ALONE. I'm busy.
7. Create your very own store-brand name. (ie; Toys 'R Us, WalMart) What would YOUR establishment's name be?

And please, for the of all things plastic, stay out of the dungeon. It's almost Christmas. I hear there's a sale this weekend. I have new stories to tell.

I'm so there.


Bond said...

I don't shop so I will be unable to attend this event...though I will be over here waiting until everyone is done...

The Gal Herself said...

I worry about you being blackballed because of your tempestuous retail escapades. Or worse, maybe some store will hold you hostage for breaking their rules. Bill Clinton may have to go on a special diplomatic mission to gain your release and your return to Bloggingham.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

A great name for a shop! So easy for you. Tiaras for all the staff!

Mimi Lenox said...

Bond - Are you holding our purses or just getting sandwiches?
Better yet! I'll have a ham on rye and egg salad on the side.
Lightly toasted.

Thanks, Vinny!

Can I have pasta with that?

Mimi Lenox said...

Gal - Someone might want to start a United Nations petition just in case. I've been holed up here for two weeks recuperating and I'm saving up my energy for shopping in a few days.

I'm overdue.
This could be dangerous.

Thanks for your concern though.
I like Bill.

Mimi Lenox said...

Jean-Luc - The name was a bit obvious but I was tired when I finished this meme. A Queen's gotta do what a Queen's gotta do.

Charles Gramlich said...

The only thing I shop for is books. Everything else I just buy when I absolutely must, and I buy them as quickly as possible with as little thought as possible.

Mimi Lenox said...

Charles - Shopping is an event. It's like sports. There's a pre-game, a game, a post-game, a wrapup, a markdown, a replay,....and then another sale.


Anonymous said...

I think I've seen that store in Greenwich Village....

Mojo said...

Do you think you still got game now that you have no Ning? And no gall bladder. How will you get galled by the prices without a gall bladder?

And if I owned a store I'd never ask you to leave for flashing. Or for taking pictures either. Especially if the two were somehow related.

I've said too much.

Mimi Lenox said...

Coopernicus - Funny you should say. I actually got lost in Greenwich Village once while driving to New England. I took a wrong turn off the Interstate...stopped for lunch there. It was a very nice place to be lost!

Speedcat Hollydale said...

You will have to teach me the shopping ins and outs ... to me, shopping is punishment for running out of coffee.

I did like buying my new netbook tho - that took 5 minutes :-)

Speedcat Hollydale said...



Mimi Lenox said...

Eric - You're a guy. Shopping is supposed to be punishment. Take it like a man.

Mimi Lenox said...

Eric- Is not!

Finding Pam said...

I love the red and zebra platforms.
I am starting to think you may need someone to go shopping with you to keep you out of trouble.

That is some kind of record you are getting. Do the police know you by first name? HA!

I hope you are recovering and will be up for the shopping. A girl has to do what a girl has to do. Shop til you drop and enjoy.

Mimi Lenox said...

Pam - I'm going to another town to shop from now on. Trouble is, I'm running out of towns.

And bloggy people...I didn't really get arrested you know.

Anonymous said...

Excellent name for you store.

Mojo said...

I see you're just going to let my flashing entendre (nothing "double" about it) slide right on by. Okay, that's cool. But I wanted to stop in and invite you to the party going on at Casa Mojo today.

I believe you know the guest of honor... and she'd be thrilled to have royalty attending I'm sure!

Bond said...

One ham on rye and egg salad on the side. Lightly toasted.

Got it...side of pasta salad or pasta with gravy?

Dawn (Twisted Sister) said...

Methinks you should go shopping with Queen Justine... she has a shoe addiction ;)

Mimi Lenox said...

Mejis - Thanks. Yours was rather interesting as well.

Mimi Lenox said...

Mojo - Thanks for the invite!

Mimi Lenox said...

Vinny - Pasta salad. Please.

Mimi Lenox said...

Dawn - I did not know that!

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