I woke up this morning feeling extremely content from maximum Sunday sleep i've had, looking forward to collecting my *heart* dress from Just's Wardrobe @ Uptown before stopping by the store to grab some groceries for bakuteh night :)
It was pleasantly sunny today and after picking up my dress, i thought i might as well drop it off at the cleaners to have it dry cleaned. I've always gone there for my dry cleaning but my visit there today was unsual sunny too.
The lady behind the counter has the most distinct looks and 'style'... She had so much makeup on and her eyes were stark fake blue. She picks up my dress and starts rotating it about to check for any stains or tear...
"Ah, you just had this altered yea *looks at the tag* Just the other day a lady had a satin dress altered and it was ruined by sewing machine oil... no amount of cleaning can remove oil and water stain!"
Who would have known... from that little chat she initiated, i ended up knowing that she's 51, mother to 3 grown adults, a 9 yr old boy, grandma to 2 grand-daughters, divorced at 26, fought for her childrens custody, made money by selling makeup and dresses to night club performers, became a catholic, bumps into her first love again, got married to him and stayed married until today *phew* so much more i left out... And I can't believe it's only been about 35 minutes.
I really enjoyed listening to Dorothy's story despite the fact that i was already running late for lunch, i think she was also in the mood of reminiscing her past with a total stranger and what better day to do so than on a sunny Sunday... :)