Tuesday, March 08, 2005

elusive soles

We are having a countrywide truck strike at present. Usually things like truck strikes goes relatively unnoticed in my world. Not today. It's Steve's birthday next week and he wants these so-called Tasman Aquashoes for his birthday. They'll also do well for walking on reefs in Tanzania. Well it seems as if the whole of Johannesburg has these shoes because they are all sold out. And I've been phoning outlets all morning. The new stock was meant to be delivered last week, but due to the bloody incoveniently placed truck strike, who knows when there will be new stock?

But I have found one remaining pair!!! In all of South Africa. At a warehouse somewhere in Hickville outside town. The shoe is a size 11, and Steve is a 10. Minor problem, I'm sure he won't even notice. Right?

He'd better thank me via the medium of a fantastic shag once I have nabbed a pair of these elusive soles. Even if they are a size too big.


Two | Face said...

I had the problem with another bike, there was a cheaper one but they didn't have in stock and due to the strike I had to buy this one, obviously I am far happier with this one.

Peas on Toast said...

So you also got shnied by the strike?? Get out? I really thought it was quite an innocuous non-event, but obviously not.
Maybe I'll have to get him other aqua shoes. Hopefully they aren't out of stock too.

Two | Face said...

You know in Europe you have these online stores which are very common and I ones bought Nike sandals from them, I didn't have to leave the house for it or anything.

I don't understand why they haven't come up with something here unless you know a site.

Peas on Toast said...

You can do that with Pick 'n Pay and Woolworths, and they'll deliver to your house. But then I'm not looking for muffins/jam/underpants/fresh tomatoes.


Two | Face said...

Well contact me when you're rich you can hire me start the company to do this, too late in this case though.

Peas on Toast said...

"when I'm rich." I love that. You have such faith in me. Thanks man! :)

Two | Face said...

Well maybe I see something you haven't discovered yet. Or you're pulling my leg with arogance.

It's all a bit Yin Yang to me. LOL!

Peas on Toast said...

Seriously - do you see future riches coming my way? If so, tell me more! (Oh and what form - because a house in Cannes would be nice, and perhaps a red Porsche...)
yay! :)

Two | Face said...

Well the swallow flies towards the mountain and the rabbit eye just winked. My glass ball (that thing is heavy and makes funny noises when you walk) doesn't feel so cold this morning. The signs favor you're path into the future.

But seriously with your skills why not write a book, or a couple?

Peas on Toast said...

I have written three books.
1)One on being a Russian runaway during Communism and then sneaking back in

2)One on my year living in France

3)A biography of poetry.

Thing is, I think its a little...not good enough. Honestly. So I'm plugging away and hoping I come up with an erotic bestseller by the time I'm 30.

Well, it doesnt have to be erotic, but somebody very wise said that sex sells. And it's easy to write Mills & Boon. (It'll also crucify any hopes of being respected in literary circles, but hey)

Two | Face said...

Do you have them in electronic version if so can I read one?

Oh and here's the first line of the erotic book.

"His wet hand had left a mark on my skirt, his smoke making my eyes water when he blew it in my face. Frank has made his point, I knew I should have never told him where Tanja was hiding."

Forgive the poor wording, some thing I can't translate.

"Zijn natte hand had een afdruk op mijn rok achtergelaten, de tranen stonden in mijn ogen van de rook die hij in mijn gezicht uitblies. etc."


Peas on Toast said...

Wow mrarty - that amazing literature almost made my heart explode: "his cigarette made her eyes water" line was a real pearler.

The second paragraph would say: "As Frank drew in sharply on his soggy cigarette, he turned my cheek with a gentle nudge. "Tanja lives under a bridge," he said softly, staring into my eyes. "I am so not attracted to her anymore. You never have to worry again."

With that, he threw her over the table and ripped off her pantyhose. Then he retired upstairs to read a book."

Two | Face said...

Hahahaha I guess I'll just stick to writing programs.

Good morning by the way!

Peas on Toast said...

Sure, and I'll stick to writing boring advertisements and books about cheese and communism.

Top of the morning to you too! :)

Two | Face said...

But seriously can I read one of them? If you have it in e format.

Peas on Toast said...

I don't have them in e format. But will sort it out and send a story to you. Only if you promise not to show anyone. I'm not particularly proud of it, but hey maybe you'll have a good laugh...

Two | Face said...

I promise! Besides I am a geek without friends, who am I going to show?