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02 November 2006 @ 10:00 pm
...for a seller of stoves  
Today we bought a new stove (to replace the waterlogged old one) from a man selling all sorts of electrical items out of a shop on Belleville. I entered with a rose, and was immediately transfixed by a wall of televisions broadcasting video-clips of East-European pop ballads - all close-ups of teeth, doves and hair in slow motion. But I snapped out of my reverie in time to take the stove from the salesman: it was the display item that he sold us, wrapped in nothing more than an oversized plastic bag. Our hands fumbled over themselves as he passed on the bag. Then, when the transaction was over, I gave the man a rose. At that moment a little person who had been hovering beside the counter burst into shrill laughter that kept reverberating as we walked out of the store.
cecilyrules on November 2nd, 2006 08:43 pm (UTC)
Mmm, I think that laugh was an insult. Not very cool.
But you have your new stove to cook comfort food. Cookies, cakes, that kind of stuff. :)

I'm SO glad you'll be back in February! And with a brand new project, too! That you still won't breathe a word about, right?
thiel on November 2nd, 2006 09:49 pm (UTC)
Keywords for 2007 project-options are, so far, "saints" and "lemons."

Tonight we used the brand-new stove for soup.