misssylviadrake (misssylviadrake) wrote,

Friends, have you ever felt like Harriet at Ford's?

With Emma watching you:

"What IS taking so long?" and there is the admiral, half-astonished, indignant at me. I'm standing in front of rows of Christmas card boxes in this Hallmark store. All the small stores I used to go to have gone out of business. So here I am in this blaze of alikeness. The ones I can endure are 40 in a box! Too many. I'm going to send many people electronic Jacquie Lawson "experiences." Even were I to send all paper ... But the ones the right size so tepid, dull, or unreal. I found one which is a photo of three polar bears but they are wearing hats and it worries me how they got those hats. Then the sayings. Yuk. Cold or overdone.

I explain. He replies: "I didn't expect you to be evaluating them!". So I went with a big box of too many because I liked the picture of Charlie Brown and his friends and their doings.

Then I want ribbons, but I don't want shiny ones. I can't tell how much paper in a roll and again don't like what I see. To him I'm dithering, I'm dithering but when I get to the counter I'm told I chose one where I get another free. I feel I have to go back (find the thing amidst all this stuff) and get another. And there he is glowering so of course the awkward size stuff begins to slip from my bag ...

Shefali (Harriet character) not sure about what's happening; someone speaking to Aisha (Emma character, who does not listen To Shefali) (2010 Aisha)

Sylvia (just now watching the Indian Hindi, Emma: Aisha
Tags: diary, female archetypes, jane austen films, jane austen novels, jasna, life-writing (mine), real family life, seasonal, social life

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