Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Bangkok Chronicles Six: The Dress That Caused a Blister

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It was the afternoon before our return flight to Manila. We were already on our way back to the hotel when this double-breasted chocolate brown plaid linen dress displayed in one of the clothes stalls caught my attention. At last I found a dress I like, I thought to myself. Since the store doesn’t take credit cards, D and I counted our remaining baht. We had to think twice: If we’d buy the dress, we will only have eight baht (approximately 22 cents or 11 pesos) left. With the belief that it would be gone if we just return for it and the assumption that it would be easy to go to the nearest currency exchange to get us more baht, we decided to buy the dress. We assumed wrong. Not a single bank was open for business (we forgot it was a Sunday) and there weren’t any establishment nearby that offers currency exchange.

With our remaining eight baht, we couldn’t afford the boat ride back to the hotel. We couldn’t even afford a tuktuk ride! We couldn’t even afford a bot
tle of water! We had to walk a considerable distance back to the hotel - exactly two piers away! Terribly exhausted when we arrived, we still couldn’t help but laugh ourselves crazy for that afternoon’s misadventure. And what made it crazier was when we discovered that D developed a blister from all the walking that we did. Until now, he blames my dress for it.

12 comments:

Agnes said...

I love your dress, Angeli :-)

Angeli said...

thanks Agnes. it was worth all the walking, don't you think? :D

Anonymous said...

you look so pretty in that dress, honey! it is worth a blister or two. :)

Angeli said...

how about three? :D thanks, honey. i like this dress but i like the green one best.

Artemis said...

ha ha ha! that's very funny, good memories and very nice dress. i think the walking sacrifice is worth it.

jacqueline said...

LOL

so that's the story behind that dress... it's all worth it, i'd say. :)

Agnes said...

@ Angeli: totally :-)

Amelia said...

so every time you'll gonna wear or even look at that dress it will remind of the funny misadventure you had...but it's worth all that coz you look pretty :)

witsandnuts said...

That's a very pretty dress and now a memorable one. =) Not everyday we find something that we really like. That was worth the long walk.

Angeli said...

hey you guys, thank you. :)

the dress was truly worth it. the happy memories that surround that dress made everything worthwhile.

Kayni said...

i agree. the dress looks lovely on you. good decision to buy it =).

Angeli said...

thank you kayni. at least hindi ako nagsisi, di ba? :)

 
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