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Shamu Shops At Wal-Mart

I am loath to admit that much of my wardrobe comes from the Wal-Mart active wear department these days. It has come to that. Unthinkable for a gal who in her 20s once ate at the happy hour buffet for an entire month so that she could spend her entire grocery budget on a pair of Joan & David boots.

The reason I end up buying so many of the things I wear at Wal-Mart is simple: I am there. Everyday I am there. I have a cart. I throw it in the cart. I take it home. I wear it. End of story.

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This morning, after I donned a brand new pair of black Danskin “athletic” pants and a matching black long-sleeved top with blue and white stripes down the sleeves I was thinking that I looked as though I could pass for a person who actually works out, a person who actually deserves to be wearing so-called athletic wear. I was thinking that cheap clothes are not THAT bad. Until this:

Sean: Hey Mom! I like your diving suit!
Antique Mommy: My what?
Sean: Are you going diving with Shamu?

I looked at myself in the mirror. I did look like I was going diving with Shamu.

Perhaps I need to rethink my Wal-Mart wardrobe.

23 thoughts on “Shamu Shops At Wal-Mart

  1. Shalom Antique Mommy,

    I was very tempted to link this to a post over The Writing On The Wal, but I thought you might not appreciate the (you’ll excuse the pun) exposure.



  2. People at work are now wondering why I’m laughing outloud at my computer!

    OMG, that is PRICELESS. Leave it to a child to think of that, huh?!

  3. I bought some of those huge trendy sunglasses a la Nicole Richie and was feeling very stylish. I put them on as I was leaving my best friend’s house and her 3 year old looked at me and said “Oh Cooool, can I wear your goggles?”

    If you need to borrow them to go with your diving outfit, let me know.

  4. Why do we do this to ourselves? I too remember a time when I daren’t have worn underwear from Wally World, nevermind pants and shirts. It was against the code of my very being. Now? My wardrobe probably very much resembles yours. Sad, isn’t it?

  5. Well, first, Danskin is available at the higher-end$ stores, too. So, you don’t necessarily look like it came from Wal-Mart, lol! Second, you are fabulously fit, you pass on dessert and I would guess you were a Pilates expert.

    See, the disguise is working! :-)Chrissy

  6. THAT is SOOO funny!
    As an aside- my Hubs and I went to Florida for our honeymoon- we got to see the Shamu show. (at least I think Shamu was in it- definately Namu, Shamu’s offspring) ANYway, we got to be the voluteers from the audience who go up and are a part of the show…. we got to feed them, and my husband got drenched from the tail splash… we didn’t get to swim with them though… good thing cuz I wasn’t wearing my Walmart diving clothes.

  7. LOL. How funny. Susanne over at Living to Tell the Story posted about a very similar slice of humble pie she was served today!

    I think it’s pretty impressive that he thinks you’ve diving with Shamu! He believes you can do anything!

  8. Well aren’t you lucky! You have your very own in-house fashion consultant! Perhaps we’ll see Sean on Season 20 of Project Runway someday!

  9. Thank you! You just made me laugh at loud! Feeling a little down I thought I’d check some blogs before bed… soooo funny. goodnite fellow Walmart shopper!

  10. Years ago when fleece vests were “all the rage” I got one and thought I was so hip and in to have one. It was a beautiful royal blue. My daughter — probably about Sean’s age at the time — lovingly said, “Mommy, I know you got your vest at Wal-Mart.” I hadn’t, but I was curious: “Why do you think that?”

    “Because it’s what the Wal-Mart payers (cashiers) wear.” Yes, indeed, it looked as if it should have “How may I help you?” stamped across the back. Call me deflated.

  11. I do the same thing. Put stuff in my cart at (you guessed it) Wal-Mart and buy it. Obviously I buy my clothes there too. I may have to rethink this now that Sean has made his own observation. It’s funny how kids see us even when we think we are looking pretty cool.

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