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Three Hours in the Hall.

In Bad Luck on August 22, 2008 at 6:03 am

So I decided to come home Tuesday night and sleep in my apartment like a big girl. I took a car service with the cats and two fabulous new pairs of boots in tow ( more of that later). I arrived at my door happy to be home. I shlepped my stuff to the door  excited to relax on the couch and just watch some TV on my flat screen. It was 11:30 and I was pretty tired. I put the key in the lock turned the door but it wouldn’t budge. I thought maybe the lock jammed, but I was mistaken it was locked. The super had moved stuff from my fire burned apartment to my formerly roach infested one and somehow locked a lock for which, I had no key. There I was stranded. My husband was 3,000 miles away in LA, my parents an hour’s drive in Brooklyn, my in-law’s an hour plus train ride, and it was getting late. I tried the super but got no answer. Lucky for me my super nice neighbors tried to help me. We tried everything. The fire escape which was locked, the kitchen window which was open but was too high to no avail. The neighbors finally got the super who refused to come up and told me to call a 24 hour locksmith. He only took cash so I walked with one of my neighbors to the nearest ATM and got some money. Then I waited alone in the hallway with two cats, a rolling suitcase and bags of stuff. Finally after the locksmith drilled off my lock, I was home sweet home at 1:40 a.m. More than three hours from when I arrived in the building.

On the bright side I found black buttery leather flat riding boots with silver hardware and today I won a pair of Franco Sarto Suede flat boots on Ebay for 9.99 with the shipping they’ll cost 24.99 good deal. Ebay is a great place to look for deals. Last year I bought a beautiful mink wrap for around 30 dollars. Thrift stores are also usually a fabulous place to find a great cheap buy.  Always keep your eyes open when in new areas you never know where you’ll find a gem.

May bargains always come your way.

Bargain Jewess.