Friday Fictioneers — A Fish Out of Water

img_0069“Bloomingdales?” Clarissa said. “Seriously, Mom?”

“Why not, Sweetie?” Alice asked. “Bloomies has beautiful clothing and exquisite accessories that would be perfect for your new job. And the shoes there are fabulous.”

“Mom, I am a programmer,” Clarissa explained. “I can wear jeans and sneakers at work. ‘Beautiful, ‘exquisite,’ and ‘fabulous’ would be overkill.”

“But they have professional shoppers at Bloomies,” Alice added.

“Sheesh, Mom, I’m a Ross Dress for Less and a Target kind of a girl,” Clarissa said. “I’d be a fish out of water at Bloomingdales.”

“I’m paying, Sweetheart,” Alice said.

“Okay, fine, Mom,” Clarissa said. “Bloomies it is.”

(100 words)

Written for this week’s Friday Fictioneers prompt from Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Photo credit: Marie Gail Stratford.

15 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers — A Fish Out of Water

  1. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover November 10, 2017 / 12:09 pm

    This was great fun to read. I guess she can stock up on designer jeans and sneakers.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Norma November 11, 2017 / 2:38 am

    Can’t blame her. As long as mom is paying there will be no issues, I guess.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 12, 2017 / 8:15 am

      Thanks. And thanks for commenting.


  3. Dale November 12, 2017 / 9:46 am

    Just because you’re a computer nerd, doesn’t mean you have to look like one… ‘specially when mom is paying!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mike November 12, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    “Yousa see money — Yousa take money.”

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Nan Falkner November 12, 2017 / 8:27 pm

    Famous two words “I’m paying” will do it every time. Good mother. Nice job.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango November 12, 2017 / 9:06 pm

      Thank you very much. Mothers are like that, aren’t they?


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