Last Thursday, I had to travel up to Sydney for a conciliation. I alighted at Town Hall station, grabbed a coffee, and decided to walk through the Elizabeth Street David Jones store, as it is the quickest route. I also intended to veer past the Kiehls counter for some much-needed skincare supplies - sadly, you know what they say about the best-laid plans.
I approached the escalator and saw that it was blocked off, and a security guard was standing in front of it. I assumed that there must be some issue with the escalator, and asked the security guard how I was supposed to get upstairs (hoping to goodness she wasn't going to direct me to the stairs, as I was hefting a heavily-laden wheely bag). The security guard gave me a slightly puzzled look, and called over a sales assistant to assist me. The following conversation took place...
Me: "How do I get upstairs?"
Supremely Excited Sales Assistant: *talking super fast* "You can't, its all blocked off for the Kardashian book-signing!"
Me: (hearing something about cashew nuts) "Is it a cookbook?"
Sales Assistant: "No, no the Kardashian sisters!"
Sales Assistant: "You know, Kim Kardashian! They own a fashion store! They were friends with Paris Hilton!"
Me: "Ok I'm sorry, my brain just switched off. Can I get up to the Kiehls counter at any stage today?"
Sales Assistant: *slightly manic gleam in her eyes* "If you head up to the Elizabeth Street entrance, you can queue up for an autograph!"
Me: *backing away slowly* "Uhhhh that's fine, I think I'll come back later."
Damn Kashew-nut sisters made me walk all the way around the store and back out the other side of the mall, and nearly miss out on a much-needed Kiehls pit-stop. Thankfully, they had well and truly buggered off by the time I was headed home that afternoon, so I was able to stock up on Ultrafacial cleanser and SPF lotion. And I suppose that I did learn something new - to every cloud, a silver lining.
Hope you are all enjoying your weekends!