Monday, June 26, 2006

Absorbent and Yellow and Porous is He!

Today, I ventured out of the house to the craft store to get more fabric for my toothbrush rug. I decided to see what they had that might make good pajama pants. I found a lovely Elvis print, then I decided to look for something a little more fun that a boy could wear. As I was perusing the fabric section, an older woman approached, an employee of said craft store. She asked in a voice reminiscent of Kathryn Hepburn, if she could help me.

Me: you guys carry Spongebob fabric?
Employee: Sponge fabric?
Me: No...Spongebob Squarepants.
Employee: We may have a sponge fabric (flexing hands in a manner that is supposed to indicate sponging).
Me:'s a cartoon. Spongebob Squarepants? He lives in a pineapple under the sea?? No???
Employee: (looking at me as if I just asked her to pull my finger in Japanese) Sponge...bob??
Me: you have anything with Star Wars on it?
Employee: Star Wars?
Me: (Oh hell no, don't tell me you don't know what Star Wars is!) What about Disney characters??

I guess it was good I didn't ask about Captain Underpants.

Eventually, I was directed to the section of fabric where I found cartoon characters. They had Spongebob, Star Wars, and all things in between. I didn't see anything I thought would make good pants. However, I did see some ideas for fashionable loungewear on my cruise...which is only alittle over 6 months away.

Fun times with fruity prints!

1 comment:

William Morris said...

I have similar problems searching for fabrics and odds and ends for renaissance costume. The employees just (as a rule) don't get it.