Our recurring feature about those inexplicable manic fashion moments when all of a sudden we have to have a bizarre item of clothing. Immediately. …
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Cynthia is browsing the Anthropologie website.
Cynthia (excitedly): Ohhh Emmm Geeee. All of a sudden I must have –
Marcy: Wait. Didn’t we just do an “All Of A Sudden I Need” column?
Cynthia leans back in her chair and eyes Marcy warily.
Cynthia (shrugging): Maybe. I don’t know.
Marcy checks the homepage.
Marcy: Oh yes. We did one … six posts ago.
Cynthia (narrowing her eyes): There’s no time constraint on wanting insane and formerly derided fashion trends.
Marcy (narrowing her eyes): There should be.
Marcy and Cynthia have a narrowing eyeball stare off.
Marcy: Fine. What is it?
Cynthia (jumping up, yelling, and twirling excitedly): A faux fur… Cookie Monster Coat!
Cynthia (dancing): Woo woo! Woo woo!
Penelope Kitten peeps out from her sleeping spot under the sofa.
penelope kitten (squeaking hopefully): cookies?
Marcy narrows her eyes even more as Cynthia struggles to explain.
Cynthia: Okay. So you know how … like … before… we hated the faux fur trend?
Cynthia (waving her arms expansively): Well… I dunno, Marcy… these coats are …
Cynthia: Cute … and…
Cynthia: Cozy … and …
Cynthia: Crazy Cool! Like … Hipster Cookie Monster meets –
Marcy: – a hapless hooker from a 1970’s gangster movie.
Cynthia sits down and pouts.
Cynthia: You are no fun. But these jackets … (jabbing her finger at the computer screen) … these Cookie monster Coats… these are fun! Woo woo! Woo woo!
While Cynthia obliviously
dances lurches around singing yelling “woo woo”, Marcy surreptitiously types on the computer keyboard.
Marcy: Fine. I just bought you your very own Cookie Monster Coat. It’s my Christmas present to you.
Cynthia stops dancing.
Cynthia: You did?
Cynthia: Well. That’s … oddly nice of you.
Cynthia: Where did you get the money?
Marcy: Your credit card.
Cynthia: Can I see it?
Marcy shows Cynthia the coat she bought.
Cynthia: Oh… no.
Marcy: What? You said you wanted a Cookie Monster Coat. And, this is the best Cookie Monster Coat. Diane Von Furstenberg at Nordstrom. Only $598.
penelope kitten (still peeping): i’d just luv a cookie. hold the monsters, please.