My Shopping Misadventures

I’m not very good at real life. In 1984 at age 18, I bought some slip-on dress shoes that I thought I could use for work. They turned out to be slippers. I went walking down the street and people asked me why I was wearing slippers.

My sleep doctor wants me to wear sunglasses if I use the computer or watch TV after 10 p.m.

So I go into Walgreens tonight on Pico and Robertson and look at the sunglasses and they all look girly.

I select a pair and take them to the young male clerk and ask him if guys can wear these.

“Well, they have a flower on them,” he said.

I looked more closely at the sunglasses and yes, there was a flower on the side of each glass.

“Either that or it’s an exploding grenade,” he said.

I flushed. I felt such deep shame at my incompetence.

I went back to the rack and selected some glasses without a flower.

“I think these will be better for you,” he said.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (
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