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222. The New Clothes (2)
Lorraine tried on each one of the tops.
all fit her well. “I’m getting fat,” she
, looking in the mirror. Quinn agreed, but told
that she could get as wide as the
itself and he would still love her. “I’ll
get that fat,” she swore.
One of the
had a snag in it. The girl at
counter said she could give them a discount
the snag. If they wanted to fix it
, however, they should take the sweater to a
cleaner and have them snip the snag and
it tightly. She said that if the sweater
unravel, just bring it back for a full
. They walked out with all three tops and
book. Lorraine told Quinn that she didn't need
book to know how to act like a
. Quinn told her that a real lady would
the book graciously with just a simple “thank
.” “Oh, I’m sorry,” Lorraine said, “I didn’t know
was speaking to the author.” Quinn laughed.
evening, Lorraine told Quinn that she had returned
of the tops to the store. When she
tried them on at home that morning, she
a smell. Sniffing the tops, she realized that
of them had a perfume odor. Some women
worn the tops long enough to transfer their
perfume to the tops. “It took me almost
hour to select those tops. I couldn’t smell
perfume on them last night because that whole
has a candle scent. What a waste of