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Saturday, October 14, 2006

Wal-Mart - the real surreal-life!

Okay! So to start, had an absolutely wonderful day with my bridesmaidlings et al. Tried on big puffy dresses for a few hours, had a few laughs and a more than a few moments of utter horror. (what is it about being surrounded by all that silk & lace that makes your brain turn into mush, oh yes, I'll take the one with the giant train and the beading and oh yes, please make that at least 60 pounds, what was that? fifteen-hundred dollars? no problem!)

then, on to Wal-Mart for shoes and stuff. They have the coolest thing! you get to make your own stuffed animal for $11.99. All kinds of adorable critters from tigers to elephants, bears, frogs and duckies. You can buy clothes for them and give them little sounds and really cool things. It really is the most fun you can have for under twenty bucks! (I made an elephant named Charlie)
Now for the totally surreal part. ready?

Are you sure?

Okay, don't say I didn't warn ya!

A lady is nearby strapping her baby into a cart. I mean, really small baby. Sweet, adorable. Her sister, I assume sister, was looking at the animal's clothes you can buy. I'm assuming for halloween for this newborn. We, of course, go coo over the baby talk to mummy. She tells us her little one is 18 days old. We comment on cuteness and her hair.
Wait for it....
Mum is so proud of baby. (something looks a little strange) she is a bit rough with the seat-belt thing. I reached out to hold the belt while she gets it clicked in place and notice baby is very cold and not soft like a baby. IT'S A FREAKIN DOLL!!!! Incredibly life-like and has human hair and cost about $300 but still a doll!! When my girlfriend innocently asked her if it was because of a school project, the woman, explains that her hubby bought it for her as she wasn't able to have a baby. (I'll not go into details like she did) What on earth does one say? I think I was so stunned, all I could say was "oh! well, how nice." backing away slowly.

Wow. I'm still stunned and it was several hours ago.

Just remember. No matter how strange you are, there is someone else doing something you'd never have imagined.


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