Conversations with Mr. Understanding:
Me: What’s that you’ve got on your pants?
Me: That orange tag on your belt loop? Is that from the tintoreria*’s in Shanghai?
Him: You’ve got me. I can’t see it!
Me: Nice. I wonder what your co-workers thought of your date stamp?
Later that same day in our closet…..
Me: Well, I had a nice time at the Newcomer’s lunch today.
Him: Great! Meet your NBF?
Me (taking off Chanel-ish jacket from Shanghai fabric market and inspecting snags in fabric from hooks): Not likely. I just discovered the sewn-on tag from stall #342 right here on the front of my jacket. How many people do you think saw this? How many people do you think thought it was part of the jacket as I swanned around the luncheon? Hmmmmm??? I guess I owe you an apology.
Him: I guess you do.
Me (totally humiliated). Sorry.
Way to work it …. Good Lord.
*tintoreria = drycleaner’s