Lately Sweet Dub has been complaining about his clothes and how he hates them all and needs new stuff, but he never seems to find time to shop. I found out that Macy’s was having a one-day only men’s private sale today and I decided to go downtown on my lunch hour to the Macy’s at 7th and Figueroa. I have never been to this particular Macy’s but it is the closest one to work geographically. As I was walking down to my car, this thought flashed through my mind: “No good deed goes unpunished.”
Foreshadowing much? So here is a conversation I had about 45 minutes later as I was walking back into the building and ran into a smartly-dressed male colleague:
LBB: I just drove downtown to Macy’s.
SDMC: Oh, I’m on my way to Macy’s right now.
LBB: For the men’s secret sale? Did you know they’re closed?
SDMC: The one at 7th and Fig?
SDMC: Yeah, they had to close that one because of the sucky economy. Why didn’t you go to the other Macy’s?
LBB: What other Macy’s?*
SDMC: There’s another Macy’s one block away, at 7th and Flower.**
LBB: Are you kidding me?? Why would they have two Macy’s so close together?
SDMC: One of them used to be a Robinson’s-May. But that’s why they closed the one at 7th and Figueroa, it was just duplicate business.
LBB: So you‘re going downtown right now? I wish I’d known.
SDMC: No, I’m going to the Beverly Center.
LBB: Wow. Have a nice two hour lunch, slacker.
SDMC: Shut up. Bye.
* Again, the “not being an LA native” thing works against me. Dammit!
** I've since heard that this Macy's sucks.