“She makes no noise, but silly seizeth on
The flower or herb appointed for her food;
The which she quietly doth feed upon,
While others range, and glare, but find no good.
And although she doth but very softly go,
However slow her pace be, yet ’tis sure.
And certainly they that do travel so,
The prize that they do aim at, they procure.
It also has an adorable dog character.
I left really early, in a cats and dogs rainstorm, because I wanted to pick up a camera lens I’d had repaired. After I left the camera store I went to a pizza shop and stayed there as long as I could, because it was howling and pounding rain outside.
Now what to do? I thought of returning home, but I wanted to put in an appearance at the book launch. However, I didn’t want to sit for over an hour in wet clothes with my buddy Mr. Lingering Cold. So, what I did was drive through Sydney's rush hour traffic to Value Village, where I turbo-bought some clothes.
I hate buying clothes. I take a long time buying clothes. I too often make the wrong decisions when buying clothes. However, within a few minutes of desperate shopping, I’d bought a pair of blue jeans, a coat and a towel. The coat still had a musty smell.
I told the Third Person Press publishers why I looked a little bit discombobulated and then I bought a book and had the author sign it. He wrote, "I like your new coat."
At the end of the launch I asked the author if his signing that he liked my new coat was fiction or non-fiction? Ha, ha, ha.
He explained it was non-fiction. He’d been looking for a coat, but couldn't find one and he really liked the coat I’d bought. Can you figure?
Desperation breeds great shopping decisions.