Saturday, February 23, 2008

The Man With The Silver Handbag

Before we went on our cruise, I bought this great silver handbag. It's roomy and gorgeous with a silky, hot pink lining.

T
he only thing I didn't love was the fact that the handles were a little too short for me. I wanted it to hang over my shoulder freely and not be so jammed up under my armpit. I had to find a way to extend the handles by an inch or so.

It needed new rings I decided, so we went to Home Depot to find some. After walking a few aisles, I finally found what I was looking for, but the rings were solid and there was no way to slip the purse handles over them. While Ed was trying to figure out what to do with the rings, I left him with the purse and went off to search for other options.

When I got back to the aisle I had left him in, he was gone. I was getting a little antsy talking with the guy who had followed me back to that aisle to make some other suggestions, that I finally just told him, "Listen. I appreciate your help, but I have to go find my boyfriend. He's wandering around the store with a silver purse and I'm sure he's not going to be too thrilled when I catch up with him."

The guy laughed and I headed off to find Ed, which I did, in the aisle where the vises were sold. He had the contents of my purse neatly piled on the shelf next to him and was putting each ring into the vise to squeeze them closed. He was getting some curiouse looks but continued to work diligently. He finally got all four rings closed and handed the purse back to me as if it were on fire. I put all my stuff back in it and proceeded to the cashier to pay for the rings.

Now how sweet is my Eddie?? Can you just imagine him walking around Home Depot with "his" silver purse, looking for a way to embellish it so it will work better for me? It takes a secure man to do something like that.

Especially since the purse didn't match anything he was wearing.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

...your darlin is one of the securest men I know...he not only knows himself, he is comfortable with who he is...silver purse or not...MAE

MeHereNow said...

Oh My God I laughed so hard I nearly passed out!! And I was on the phone to Nokia Customer Services at the time!!!

Anonymous said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again Salena...Ed's a keeper!

Grace

bleeding espresso said...

That's so funny b/c I was hoping he had at least had on some silver sneakers ;)

Yup, definitely a keeper :)