Jan 6, 2011

Good Will

This afternoon, at Goodwill, wondering if I should buy the black Ben Sherman hat without a price tag or not, I'm ambushed by my own personal stylist:
a tall, lanky, elderly black man, with bloodshot eyes, in baggy chinos, a snazzy blazer and a beautiful, new feathered fedora.




"Oooo, yeah, that there's a good hat. You could pimp that baby
up reeeeeeal nice. Lemme show you."

(he puts it on my head and manipulates it into a jaunty angle)

"Go look in the mirror. Yeeeeeeah, dat look nice. Now looka hyuh."

(brings me long brown leather coat, c. 1979, offers it to me.)

"Oh, and dese the shoes you be needin'"

(points to the ones in his cart, size 11 black and white spectator shoes).

"But I ain't lettin' you have dem. Nope. I gots to get some of the women for myself now, you know. "

(He laughs)

12 comments:

ricola said...

I might be speechless, but that does not mean I'm not laughing.

hayward said...

Add a 73 Eldorado and the women will be all over you.

David Toms said...

Wasn't he spotted at Walmart trying to meet women?

normadesmond said...

some people are just born lucky.

ayeM8y said...

You bought the hat right? You look so good in a hat. Have I told you that you look good in a hat because you look good in a hat...

@Hayward, with a diamond in the back, sunroof top, diggin' the scene with a gangsta lean...

MJ said...

Sounds like my type.

I want his phone number.

ilduce said...

Beat him up for thse shoes if you have to! You gots to get some women yourself!!!

Elizabeth said...

I love the people I meet in Goodwill. Once a guy made me hug him and his girlfriend because I mentioned that Leo Buscaglia had once hugged me 40 years ago. He wanted a second-hand transfer of Buscaglia love (Ick, that sounded wrong!), as it were.

Jill said...

I love men like that!

Miss Janey said...

Best Goodwill encounter EVER.

Salty Miss Jill said...

ALL de wimmins!
What a charmer. :)

Michael Guy said...

Reminds me of the time at a nearby Salvation Army. I'd found a silverplate serving tray and while thinking about it an Indian woman tried to talk me out of it as she wanted it. "It's too durty, yes. No good for you, sir..."

I put the $8 buck tray back and have hated her ever since cause I know she's serving canapes on it right this very minute.

PS - those spectator shoes are the bombtastic. For the wimmin and de mens...