July 9, 2004

Bridal Shop, Redux…Redux.

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jim @ 8:26 pm

The Bridal shop that I walk past in the mornings, and which I have previously described here and here, is at it again. This morning I stopped dead in my tracks and stared at a new, hand-lettered sign in the window (to the bemusement of a person waiting for a bus). The sign read:

VIEL’S $49.99

I wondered, “What is it that belongs to Mr. Viel (or Ms. Viel?) that is being sold for just shy of fifty bucks? Is it everything he or she owns? Or, could it be that his/her belongings are being sold piecemeal? Might he/she have failed to pay for a Bridesmate, or for five individual purchases of shoe? Does Mr. (or Ms.?) Viel know this is happening?”

Voice Inside my Head: Yo, Jimbo.

Me: WHAT!!! Can’t you see that I’m busy blogging here?

Voice Inside my Head: Jimbo, this is just silly.

Me: What the hell are you talking about? This is a real store. This is a real sign. I saw it this morning!

Voice Inside my Head: Jimbo, everyone knows that the shopkeeper, who obviously does not speak English very well, was selling VEILS. All this “Mr. Viel” stuff is just way too silly.

Me: Screw you, Voice.

So, that’s what the new sign said. Gotta go.


  1. Hmmmm. Might be an inappropriate apostrophe, too – then it would be the Viels that are being sold; one might wonder if it would be the entire clan/family, or if they’re being sold off individually. Are they being sold at lot rates, by the pound, or some other pricing mechanism? Fairly boggles the mind…

    Comment by Dorsai65 — July 9, 2004 @ 10:25 pm

  2. I thought perhaps it was Mr. Veil’s forty-nine dollars and ninety-nine cents on display in the store somewhere. Like Einstein’s brain. I wonder if it was two twenties, a five, and singles? Or all singles? Or maybe all coins? I’m never going to sleep until I know. Please keep us updated.

    Comment by Lynne — July 12, 2004 @ 3:37 pm

  3. I honestly had not thought of that. Perhaps the shop is selling currency. I can see it now:




    Comment by Jim - Parkway Rest Stop — July 13, 2004 @ 11:25 am

  4. Is the $49.99 for sale? I bid $5!

    Comment by Dorsai65 — July 13, 2004 @ 3:30 pm

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