Tuesday, April 17, 2007

      ( 10:26 AM ) teahouse

Something happened in my martial arts class last night that vexed me greatly.

I will share the story and perhaps you can tell me whether I was out of line.

So I was in the dressing room before class, and there was this woman who's a 4th degree black belt. So that makes her an official Master. Very senior.

There was a third woman in the dressing room, and as the Master and I were walking out, she looked at the woman's purse, and said, "What a cute purse!"

And I looked and saw that the the third woman had this little Coach purse that was the same as the one that the Boy gave me for my birthday - it's a little one that you take when you go out. I happen to know that purse cost over $200.

So I said, "Yeah, that is a cute purse! I have the same one!"

Stupid, stupid. Me and my big mouth.

The Master turned to me and said, "That's perfect! I have to go to a fancy dinner in a few weeks, and I can borrow yours! It will go with my dress and shoes!"

Now, there is no way I'm lending my nice, expensive Coach purse that I got as a present from my boyfriend to a perfect stranger.

Especially when she's all pushy and it's not my idea to lend it to her (nor have I volunteered).

I think I was kind of dumbfounded. I didn't know what to say. I honestly think that she didn't realize how expensive and nice of a purse it is.

So I did the only thing I could do... I made up a lie on the spot.

I said, "Uh..well, I haven't seen the purse in a long time. I think I might have lost it. I, uh, moved a while ago, and I haven't seen it since."

She said, "Oh, you moved? When? I thought you've been living in this neighborhood for over a year!"

Ugh..crazy cow, with her access to the student's personal files.

I just kept compounding the lies. "Oh, yeah, it was a while ago but I'm bad about unpacking...I haven't seen it..."

THEN she had the nerve to say, "Well, my party isn't until May. So you have a few weeks to find it. So let me know, ok?"

Argh!! Can't a person take a hint?

I tried one more time. "Well, it's last season's purse, so I'm sure you can find it online or at the Coach store. It's probably marked down by now!"

She actually said, "Well, I could just buy yours from you!"


So my plan is to not bring it up again. And if she does, just tell her I can't find it.

The thing is, she's a Master so I can't really antagonize her. She can make things difficult for me if I piss her off.

I hope I did the right thing. Bleh.



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THIRTYSOMETHING (!!) year old Asian American New Yorker, lawyer, amateur musician, curious girl taking a bite out of the Big Apple. Don't mess with me - I'm short and I look demure, but I carry a big purse. And I've just embarked on the journey of married life in Manhattan.

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