Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Only in Los Angeles

Today I went shopping at CVS to purchase 9 volt batteries and a Mother's day card.

As I browsed the nail polish aisle I spotted Tempestt Bledsoe (Vanessa Huxtable from the COSBY show). She looked radiant in her sunglasses in the extremely sunny drug store. I thought to myself "What a random celebrity, but hey this is Los Angeles celebrities are everywhere."

Then an announcement was made over the intercom. "Code 3. Code 3 in the cosmetic aisle!" The CVS security guard came running over towards me and I got out of the way and headed to the greetings cards for cover. The security guard screamed, "They were gypsies! A mother and her daughter team shoving items in their pockets. Gypsies don't pay for things because they're Gypsies!" I've never heard a truer statement, "Gypsies don't pay for things because they're Gypsies"

Hopefully these petty thieves didn't take too many compacts and nail files before jumping into their cobalt blue VW and speeding away (The announcer also described their getaway car in detail over the intercom). I figured this CVS store is way too active for me so I got in line to purchase my card and batteries and get the hell out of there. Two 12 year old girls were in front of me chatting loudly. I know they were 12 because they were whining about how their mothers wouldn't call them teenagers until they were officially 13. Then one of them said they couldn't wait to get plastic surgery. ummmm....WHAT? The other girl said yes she agreed but she didn't want a boob job like the other girl did she only wanted a nose job.

I was so stunned by this conversation that I put my card and batteries down and walked out of the store in fear that the locusts would be showing up soon.

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6 comments:

Lainey said...

CVS: Crazy versus Sane

Liz said...

You're traveling through another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. A journey into a wondrous land whose boundaries are that of imagination. That's a signpost up ahead: your next stop: CVS

HidingInPlainSight007 said...

Who the heck uses 9 volt batteries anymore?!?!? And for what?!?!? LOL

a. g. hayes said...

Days like that are so bizarre. It's like you enter sector 9 or something. I'm glad you escaped...something horrible could've happened.

yMarie said...

LOL! Aside from celebrities, I think all of California is like that. But I love it!

Claire said...

Hey, Bridget. Not many CVS celeb sightings to be had where I live, but I just saw a wild turkey in my neighbor's backyard.

And now in lieu of a segue...

Last week, a DVR frak-up lead me to your vlog. I've been catching up since. Brunch With Bridget makes me laugh and consider just what it means to be out & proud. I love the enthusiasm you have for all of your guests. So, thanks, and keep up the good work.