Monday, July 12, 2010


This is another short piece by member Jeff Turner from his upcoming book Notes to Stephanie: Days Remembered.

by Jeff Turner

One of the funniest things we ever did occurred in the dressing room  at the Sears Women's Department in Ridgmar Mall. I dare say not too many husbands shop with their wives. But we weren’t like most couples were we?

So one Saturday you wanted to go shopping for clothes and as usual I actually went with you. We drove over to the west side of town to Ridgmar Mall and went into Sears. We went up the escalator to the women’s clothes department and you started looking for things you wanted to try on. While that went on I simply sat down someplace and watched people go by.

After a while you walked by with an arm full of outfits. Without thinking I followed you into the dressing room and shut the door. I didn't notice people around who saw us go in there. I just sat down and watched you try on all of those outfits and giving you my opinion of them when you asked. Of course seeing you half-naked in your panties and bra was hardly something to complain about either. It certainly made me think of doing things with you other than shopping, but I digress.

When you finished going through the outfits, you gathered them up and we opened the dressing room door and stepped out. We paused as we became aware of  the people outside looking at us with smiles or a questioning look on their faces. A man and women coming out of a dressing room together is not something you see every day.

We both got a kick out of that when we realized what they were reacting to. Indeed, we did something funny without even trying. And that is what made that little moment in time so memorable. Sometimes the best things come about when you are not trying to find them.  An event happens and creates a brief, intense moment of pleasure, joy, or humor and makes a regular day special. And that day in the dressing room was one of those times for us.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I bet you didn't follow Stephanie into another dressing room after that experience.

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