I have a dance exam coming up on Thursday, and I really needed to get dancing shoes. Problem: no freaking time. I'm either at school from 8-6, or at work from 9-5. No real time to drop by a shoe store. And besides that, I had no idea where I could find a dance store. I had a couple friends that told me what street to look on, but... well, let's just say I get lost really easily. Still, I really needed these shoes, and if it was along one street, there shouldn't be too much of a problem, right? So I planned to grab shoes today after school.
Of course, life struck. I left my jacket in my dance class, so I had to drop by my teacher's class to get it. Then one of my friends asked me to drive her home, and I couldn't say no, could I? So by the time I got on the road again, it was about 6:30, and I still had to find the store. Finally I spotted it, and I could have sung for joy. I pulled in, and then I got a look at the times. Open 10-6 Monday through Friday.
Still, the lights were on, and when I checked the door, it was unlocked, and I poked my head in. A woman came from the back room and asked if I was here for the shoe fitting.
Me: "Uh, no, but I am here to buy shoes."
I guess she'd specifically left the store open late for someone that hadn't shown up yet. She was very kind and got me a pair of shoes, and I went on my merry way with a grateful prayer.
Fare thee well, friend!