The Perils of Shopping When Tipsy

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    Dec 28, 2011 8:04 PM GMT
    Not sure what category to use. And comes a little late in the season.

    Still, shopping when a little tipsy, whether online or in a store, is something I know all about. Because in defiance of my gay genes, I HATE shopping. And when I go into a store I need to be lubed with a martini first, to ease the pain.

    In the old days, some 40 years ago when grand department stores had their own restaurants, I'd start with a gin martini before having lunch. I'd indicate what clothing items interested me, and while I ate, models would come to my table to display garments for me to consider. Those items I approved would be waiting for me in Mens Wear when I finished my meal.

    That world is mostly gone now, and I do miss it. In place of elegance I find myself schlepping up and down aisles, pushing a cart to find my own things. And without a martini to make it mildly bearable. No wonder the people referenced in this linked article need to get sloshed first in order to do online shopping. We may be more hi-tech today, but considerably more lo-class. icon_razz.gif

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45804069/ns/business-retail/#.TvtvC5jyCy4
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    Dec 28, 2011 8:14 PM GMT
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    JustThisOnce saidHow very of you conservative!


    Is English your first language?

    I think his "friend's" account, who coincidentally replied within 2 minutes might have just been possibly a bit tipsy "also".
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    Dec 28, 2011 8:16 PM GMT
    #firstworldproblems
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    Dec 28, 2011 8:22 PM GMT
    JustThisOnce, contact admin and tell them you are being accused of being a sock account. Use the help key on the upper right, below WHO'S VERIFIED. Copy the link to this topic and give it to them.

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    Dec 28, 2011 8:27 PM GMT
    meninlove said JustThisOnce, contact admin and tell them you are being accused of being a sock account. Use the help key on the upper right, below WHO'S VERIFIED. Copy the link to this topic and give it to them.

    Unfortunate you didn't give the same advice to CHRISTOPHER34, and contributed yourself to that charade. We got on cam to verify that. Plus, no one in this thread explicitly stated he was a sock account. If you think putting quotes around words counts as an accusation, go for it. In fact, maybe I should search for your messages regarding CHRISTOPHER34 and report them on his behalf.
    meninlove said... was to show the whoever he is CHRIS guy how ridiculous such statements of his are by immitating him.
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    Dec 28, 2011 8:36 PM GMT
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    Still, shopping when a little tipsy, whether online or in a store, is something I know all about.

    Uh oh.....
    Art_Deco said Because in defiance of my gay genes, I HATE shopping.

    So you believe part of being gay is a love of shopping? icon_rolleyes.gif
    Art_Deco said
    And when I go into a store I need to be lubed with a martini first, to ease the pain.

    You are kidding, yes?

    Lighten up. I say it jokingly, because a common stereotypical image among gays is that we love to shop. Well I don't.

    And a martini loosens me up, to do something I really don't enjoy. My aversion to shopping is well known to my partner and our friends. I have to be prodded and pushed, and maybe made a little senseless.

    Plus I was spoiled as a young man, in ways I indicated above. I really don't like much of this world I find myself living in today. The hi-tech aspects fascinate me, but the social coarseness repels me.
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    Dec 28, 2011 8:50 PM GMT
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    meninlove said JustThisOnce, contact admin and tell them you are being accused of being a sock account. Use the help key on the upper right, below WHO'S VERIFIED. Copy the link to this topic and give it to them.

    Unfortunate you didn't give the same advice to CHRISTOPHER34, and contributed yourself to that charade. We got on cam to verify that. Plus, no one in this thread explicitly stated he was a sock account. If you think putting quotes around words counts as an accusation, go for it. In fact, maybe I should search for your messages regarding CHRISTOPHER34 and report them on his behalf.
    meninlove said... was to show the whoever he is CHRIS guy how ridiculous such statements of his are by immitating him.



    Sorry, I don't know who the CHRIS guy is, and so told the truth. Your pal FrostedFlakes however, stated that he was a sock account/puppet, so perhaps you'd best take this up with him.

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    Dec 28, 2011 8:57 PM GMT
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    meninlove said JustThisOnce, contact admin and tell them you are being accused of being a sock account. Use the help key on the upper right, below WHO'S VERIFIED. Copy the link to this topic and give it to them.

    Unfortunate you didn't give the same advice to CHRISTOPHER34, and contributed yourself to that charade. We got on cam to verify that. Plus, no one in this thread explicitly stated he was a sock account. If you think putting quotes around words counts as an accusation, go for it. In fact, maybe I should search for your messages regarding CHRISTOPHER34 and report them on his behalf.
    meninlove said... was to show the whoever he is CHRIS guy how ridiculous such statements of his are by immitating him.

    Sorry, I don't know who the CHRIS guy is, and so told the truth. Your pal FrostedFlakes however, stated that he was a sock account/puppet, so perhaps you'd best take this up with him.

    You don't know who a lot of people are on the site, but you don't refer to them the way you referred to CHRIS. DO YOU? CHRIS had offered to CAM with folks so they could verify he was not a sock account, but his attempts were rebuffed. It was probably more convenient for several to directly call him a sock, and for you to contribute to that in your own, sweet, subtle way, wasn't it? I offered, and he took me up on it, and I posted that he was real. Maybe not all saw that thread, but when the accusations continued in a different thread, he pointed to my post in the other thread. But you all still enjoyed continuing to call him a sock.

    So your concern now, apparently over the use of quotes, shows exactly what you really are. You remind me of a secretary several years ago. Very sweet and soft-spoken, yet she had a way of getting everyone else fighting.
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    Dec 28, 2011 9:00 PM GMT
    Louis Vuitton serves you champagne and unique desserts when you shop with them. Perhaps you aren't shopping at high-end places.
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    Dec 28, 2011 9:01 PM GMT
    I was in Prada xmas shopping and they had free champagne.
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    Dec 28, 2011 9:02 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said I was in Prada xmas shopping and they had free champagne.


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    Dec 28, 2011 9:06 PM GMT
    CHRIS certainly never offered to cam with us. Nor did we see his offer if it was posted. Again, we DID see your friend FrostedFlakes declare him a fake, so again, take it up with him.

    ...speaking of cherry-picking.

    PS how many of you gave CHRIS the advice we gave this young Korean in Canada?
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    Dec 28, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    meninlove said CHRIS certainly never offered to cam with us. Nor did we see his offer if it was posted. Again, we DID see your friend FrostedFlakes declare him a fake, so again, take it up with him.

    ...speaking of cherry-picking.

    So because he did not offer to cam with you specifically, it was right for you to refer to him as you did? He told me via email that his requests to guys were via IM, which is how you would cam and be certain of the screen name.

    I didn't see FrostedFlakes' comment, so nothing to do. I'm sure if I advised him of my cam with CHRIS, he would believe it. I suspect he and CHRIS would also enjoy a conversation. That is in contrast to the continual actions of your friends with your encouragement.
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    Dec 28, 2011 9:10 PM GMT
    "lubed with a Martini"

    People actually drink before noon (lunch)...? Hell, I rarely drink before five on a workday, and seldom before 1pm on a weekend.

    I thought this was one of those red flags of alcoholism, lol.

    Next we'll be hearing about "those little bottles of Jim Beam" that used to be handed out in those "grand department store bathrooms by the bathroom attendants", lol...

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    Dec 28, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    pre-K (before hurricane Katrina, august 2005) 24 hour "we never close!" stores were all over new orleans.

    the only way i could get into a retail store for Christmas shopping was to visit a 24 hour drive-thru daquari shoppe and go shopping around 2 am after work ( i was on the 4pm to midnight shift then) and then proceed to stagger thru the isles of various stores.

    it's amazing how much more enjoyable shopping can be when you are sloshed on white russian daquaris!














    ('course, 7 or 9 hours later, after i'd fallen asleep and sobered up, i'd open a bag and think "now who in the hale did i buy THIS for?"


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    Dec 28, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    I can verify that CHRISTOPHER34 is a real person, and does not look like either Art_Deco or SB1500 (or at least either of the people pictured in their profiles).

    That is, I saw CHRISTOPHER34 briefly in the adult cam room before he blocked me (not sure why, as I was fully dressed at the time - or maybe that *was* the reason, lol...)
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    Dec 28, 2011 9:25 PM GMT
    AlphaTrigger saidI can verify that CHRISTOPHER34 is a real person, and does not look like either Art_Deco or SB1500 (or at least either of the people pictured in their profiles).

    That is, I saw CHRISTOPHER34 briefly in the adult cam room before he blocked me (not sure why, as I was fully dressed at the time - or maybe that *was* the reason, lol...)

    I'm sure he would appreciate your mentioning it. This is from a couple of other threads, but they did not stop the accusations.

    CHRISTOPHER34 saidHAHAHAHA, I'm a sock, huh. I know liberals love to ignore facts, but maybe you can stop making yourself look like idiots for at least one day. Go to link below, scroll down and see SOCAL's post. Watch the video too, its great.

    http://www.realjock.com/gayforums/2054970

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    TigerTim saidWell are you gonna cam for socalfitness or not? (he wants you to!)

    Well, TT, we had never discussed it, only politics and some of the interesting "adults" on RJ. I sent him a message a few minutes ago asking if he wanted to say hello on cam and I would report. I think my integrity has not been significantly questioned by many. So we just did cam using the RJ IM, so there was no denying the video with the RJ screen name. It should go without saying but G-rated, only head shot. He is not Southbeach, so that should be cleared up for good. Also, I won't be a creepy old guy, but I will say that he is extremely good looking, and it is not surprising that he has so many also good looking guys as his buddies. He is the real deal. Just wish I were a couple of years younger. icon_smile.gif
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    Dec 28, 2011 9:26 PM GMT
    7Famark saidLouis Vuitton serves you champagne and unique desserts when you shop with them. Perhaps you aren't shopping at high-end places.

    Naturally I know Vuitton. Little there that interests me, I just can't get interested in today's fashion stores. And they are rather small specialty shops, not the grand stores that had whole restaurants and bars of their own, and gave you fashion shows at your table.

    I remember going into Mark Cross on Fifth Avenue, where I would buy all my leather accessories, especially my gloves, belts, billfolds and key cases. And when I told them I needed a shaving kit, because I was going into the US Army in a few days, they gave me one for free! As their gift to a soldier. I was overwhelmed. And they had it embossed with my initials in gold. I kept that thing for over 20 years.

    Mark Cross is long gone now. And the rest of that world I knew. A problem with growing this old is that everything changes, and you find yourself adrift, in a new world you hardly recognize. Like I said before, I embrace the technology, it thrills me, but everything else is alien to me. icon_sad.gif
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    7Famark saidLouis Vuitton serves you champagne and unique desserts when you shop with them. Perhaps you aren't shopping at high-end places.

    Naturally I know Vuitton. Little there that interests me, I just can't get interested in today's fashion stores. And they are rather small specialty shops, not the grand stores that had whole restaurants and bars of their own, and gave you fashion shows at your table.

    I remember going into Mark Cross on Fifth Avenue, where I would buy all my leather accessories, especially my gloves, belts, billfolds and key cases. And when I told them I needed a shaving kit, because I was going into the US Army in a few days, they gave me one for free! As their gift to a soldier. I was overwhelmed. And they had it embossed with my initials in gold. I kept that thing for over 20 years.

    Mark Cross is long gone now. And the rest of that world I knew. A problem with growing this old is that everything changes, and you find yourself adrift, in a new world you hardly recognize. Like I said before, I embrace the technology, it thrills me, but everything else is alien to me. icon_sad.gif


    Always a long story.

    My point is, you get what you pay for. No, you aren't going to walk into Macy's and get offered a glass of champagne. Smaller, specialty stores that sell RTW pieces that aren't attainable for everyone are going to give you a unique experience, because you are paying unique prices.
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    Dec 28, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    Art_Deco said....A problem with growing this old is that everything changes, and you find yourself adrift, in a new world you hardly recognize. Like I said before, I embrace the technology, it thrills me, but everything else is alien to me.


    dude, you sound like you're losing touch with reality....

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    Dec 28, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said I was in Prada xmas shopping and they had free champagne.


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    Dec 28, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
    Art_Deco saidNot sure what category to use. And comes a little late in the season.

    Still, shopping when a little tipsy, whether online or in a store, is something I know all about. Because in defiance of my gay genes, I HATE shopping. And when I go into a store I need to be lubed with a martini first, to ease the pain.

    In the old days, some 40 years ago when grand department stores had their own restaurants, I'd start with a gin martini before having lunch. I'd indicate what clothing items interested me, and while I ate, models would come to my table to display garments for me to consider. Those items I approved would be waiting for me in Mens Wear when I finished my meal.

    That world is mostly gone now, and I do miss it. In place of elegance I find myself schlepping up and down aisles, pushing a cart to find my own things. And without a martini to make it mildly bearable. No wonder the people referenced in this linked article need to get sloshed first in order to do online shopping. We may be more hi-tech today, but considerably more lo-class. icon_razz.gif

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45804069/ns/business-retail/#.TvtvC5jyCy4





    darn you, AD!!! now i have a Strong craving for a dirty martini!


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    Dec 28, 2011 9:40 PM GMT
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    Always a long story.

    My point is, you get what you pay for. No, you aren't going to walk into Macy's and get offered a glass of champagne. Smaller, specialty stores that sell RTW pieces that aren't attainable for everyone are going to give you a unique experience, because you are paying unique prices.

    Art Deco lives close to Bal Harbour (very upscale) and Palm Beach (very VERY upscale). If he is yearning to be fawned over by the "hired help" he should stop visiting Sawgrass Mills mall.

    One would expect that he would be aware of that, as he claims to live in South Florida... interesting.... perhaps he doesn't live in South Florida at all...

    But wait - you're not supposed to know that. Weren't you also accused of not living in the area? You might know locations from google, but would likely not know the degree of upscaleness unless you lived there. I think somebody accused you of something like that in the past. Maybe you should have followed the advice of the esteemed "nice guys" and captured the thread link. I hope your feelings weren't unduly hurt.
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    Dec 28, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    Oh Sweetie.... they still do that, you're just shopping in the wrong places.

    But that's okay...because you're likely getting old and confused... and even if you weren't the things they sell at such establishments don't come with an elasticated waistband.

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    Dec 28, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
    Yes, I read that story this morning. There are a number of little... dunno what to call them... "boutiques?" around the area that serve wine or beer and hors d'ouvres. They typically display some art, maybe have live music. As far as I can tell, the merchandise isn't particularly "high end," although I don't recall actually buying anything. More "bohemian" than "grand" I suppose.

    I did buy a small painting that I first saw in one of those places. And a friend took me to a champagne brunch in the back of a local dress shop. I had no idea.