4/20/11

A Dream Deferred




Since I picked up the hobby of thrift shopping, I tend to make up stories to go with the clothes I find.  


For instance, this hunting vest was found in the men's department.

I suspect the owner of this vest was forced to get rid of his vest at the request of his wife.
She probably was so sick of him spending all of his time in the woods that she told him that he had to stop hunting.




Not because she didn't want him to have a hobby...but because he didn't have a JOB! She worked as a teacher's aide/exotic escort and he hunted while she was gone.
This probably went on for years.



Perfhaps she only put up with it for so long because she didn't want to be accused of stifling his dreams.
He always talked about his desire to own his hunting company where he trained people to hunt for deer, elks, and bears.


He probably had other get rich quick schemes over the years but this one was the last straw for the wife.
She probably told him that if he hadn't atleast acquired a single client by the end of the year, he had to get a job.


The year came and went. Still not a single person to start his business. Rufus had to finally give up hunting. On that last day of the year, he took all of his hunting/safari gear including this vest to the local thrift store. The very next day, he got a job as an air traffic controller. His wife was pleased, he got plenty of rest on the job and I got this vest.

Thrifted vest, Target Belt/Skirt, F21 T-Shirt, LAMB Heels, Watch c/o TIKKR, Borrowed Train Case


Thank you Rufus. I hope you weren't one of the ones caught sleeping on  your new job!

LOL...See...I told you. I make up stories to go along with my thrift finds.

You should try it sometimes. It's fun.

20 comments:

...love Maegan said...

L.O.L. ...you look fabulous.

this is my favorite part:" Not because she didn't want him to have a hobby...but because he didn't have a real job."

Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

Love the outfit, and you can totally make a hunting vest look chic! The story is really funny, too. I sometimes like to imagine what kind of people owned the clothing before me when I thrift as well :)

RocquelleIsLovely said...

LOL This story is hilarious, especially the fact that you named him Rufus!

You look fabulous! Ask your mother-in-law if I can borrow it next.

Your dog is so cute!

Prissy said...

LOL!!! Funny story! Old Rufus!!

You look fab in this. Love the way the skirt fits. I love a classic pencil skirt. The train cases are soooo fab!!!

Prissy

Sing said...

Hahaha, so silly.
Very chic fit. And that pencil skirts fits you like a dream.

BESOS LYNN said...

Rufus? Too funny! Great outfit post, loving Rufus' vest...
besos,lynn

L. Michelle said...

Such a cute and creative story!!! AND you have a Mini Schnauzer that looks just like my Madison!!!!

TrendySocialite said...

Cute story and 'fit!!!!! I haven't been thrifting in so long...I need my fix!!!!

Miss Moon the Brooklyn Geechee said...

::dead:: at Rufus!!! Bwaaahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaa!!!

You really have a gift for storytelling... I have to be honest, I was so engaged in the story... I had to go back to look at the pictures! LOL

Peace from Brooklyn,

Miss Moon
http://missmoonsmusings.blogspot.com

Naturally Fashionable said...

You are a good story teller girl LOL....you look great!!! Like you are about to go on a chic safari:-)

K said...

HAHAHA You seriously crack me up woman! I love your story. And, you totally look fantastic in that vest

Juanette said...
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Juanette said...

That doesn't look like a hunting vest, I likes it!

WHY does his name have to be Rufus, it sounds like an old man with a beard! Have you ever seen a young Rufus?

And I want Rufus to follow his dreams, he probably IS one of the air traffic controllers who has fallen asleep and he's dreaming about his hunting company....Now he can pursue it since he may be out of a job!

theworldoftiffany said...

There is a young Rufus...a crazy lady at my job didn't know what to name her baby and I said Rufus (as a joke) and that's his name...

Ife' said...

ROTFL!!! I am mad that you gave this imaginary man a name... and that name is Rufus! LOL!!!!!!!!

Well, thank God Rufus' wife put the smack down because I love that vest... and that train case!!! you already know... just let me know when you wanna swap...

xoxo,
Eboni Ife'

TyshaJames said...

gotta love reading your posts! NO body does it better than you, you deff know how to crack a smile outta somebody! LOve the entire outfit, and that vest is such a fab find how come i'm never as lucky when thrifting? :( anyways i love it! xoxo TY

gigiofca said...

Lots of sleep on the job. That's a hoot! Hysterical.

Kyla said...

I LOVE all of this! When I first saw that train case, I thought it was big and loved it. Now, that I see it is pint-sized, OBSESSED! That, my friend, is worth marrying the boy :)

Bee said...

You're so funny, I love your little stories they always make me laugh. All your handbags are so unique and lovely. I bet they often start a conversation with strangers.

FROM THE "REZ" TO THE "CITY" said...

BWAHHHHHHHHHH!!! Girl you have got one heck of a imagination! Now I get it. I am sure Rufus and his wife lived happily ever after!! lol btw- i love the vest! Kiah

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