Have you ever been shopping and seen something that intrigued you, but you resisted temptation and didn’t buy it? That happened to me last December. I was Christmas shopping with a friend at Pier 1, which is one of my favorite stores. As we wandered through the aisles, admiring this and that, my eye was drawn to something which immediately captured my imagination. It was a HEAD. But it was not just any head. It was a green-tinted head made in Spain. While my friend was wondering what on earth one would do with such a thing, I was going through the endless possibilities. It was only $19.99, but it was Christmas and I had gifts to buy for other people. But I did drop some pretty heavy hints to my friend that the head would be a great gift for me, if someone might be wondering. Unfortunately, the hints didn’t take, and I was destined to go through Christmas headless. But I never forgot about it…
Flash forward to last Friday. I had a to-do list of several errands, one which took me within a block of Pier 1. As I headed toward the stoplight, I had to make a split decision – right to go home, left to the store. Visions of The Head danced through my mind. Did I need The Head? No. Should I get The Head anyway? Darned right, I should! I turned left.
As I pulled into the lot, my hopes were not high. What were the odds that something they carried in December would still be in stock in March? Not too good, I’d say. As I entered the store, a clerk asked, “May I help you?” For some reason, “Yes, I’m here for my HEAD,” didn’t seem appropriate, so I just shook my head and smiled. I headed straight to the area where The Head was last seen. And there it was!
As a matter of fact, there were a half-dozen heads, all waiting for the discriminating buyer. I chose the most intelligent-looking one, wrapped my arms around it and took it to the cashier.
She smiled and said, “Ah! Now what does one do with these?”
I replied, “Well, I’ll have to try it out in several places, but I mainly just wanted to have it around.”
Was it my imagination or did she step back, just a tiny bit?
Anyway, it’s home with me now and I foresee good times. I haven’t named it yet, because I haven’t decided if it’s a bald girl or a guy. I’m leaning toward female because the nose is so delicate. And she DOES look good with accessories!
So anyway, it seems like what they say is true. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do to get aHEAD!