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“Do you mind trying this one on too?”
Alright this makes the fourth damn outfit that I have tried on for this man in an hour.
I’m trying to do him a favor because he said his wife is about my size and he wants to see how the clothes will fit before he buys them. So, here we go again; yet another thing to try on. This time it’s a short skirt suit.
Nobody tells you that this is one of the hazards of selling ladies clothes.
Anyway, after I put on the suit, our dear shopping husband wants me to model it for him. He asks me to walk this way, turn that way, walk over there and back, turn around in a circle. All the while I’m hoping that he settles on a purchase so I can get back to my other customers.
After the last outfit, he tells me that he’s going to purchase everything that I tried on. I’m thinking, “Yippee for you and your wife! Now go to the counter so you can get the hell on!”
Best believe that in no time flat, I had gathered all of his merchandise and took it to the cash register. We’re short staffed so I have to ring all this stuff up and there is a long line beginning to form. Folks are getting a bit irritated. To make matters worse, our dear shopping husband is asking me 10 zillion irrelevant questions.
No matter, I politely answer; after all he just purchased $250.00 worth of clothes.
Oh yeah, before you ask, we DON’T get paid on commission but they do track our sales productivity. Anyway, after dear shopping husband and I completed his transaction, he smiled, thanked me for all of my help, asked about my schedule and bid me farewell.
In my mind, I’m still thinking, “Get the hell on now man!”—But my mouth says, “Thank you for shopping with us and have a great day!”
I do NOT tell him my schedule.
I hope you don’t think it ended there.
The VERY next day, dear shopping husband walked in with his dear—not buying shit–wife. Trust me when I tell you that she returned everything he had purchased. All $250.00 worth! Wifey didn’t even want to exchange. I’m glad I wasn’t working the register at the time because she had a terrible attitude.
Somehow I knew to keep my distance.
Funny thing, I noticed that she kept looking at me–but not in a good way.
What the hell?
🙂 🙂 🙂
Poor Young Lady G. I had no idea that the freaks don’t just come out at night! Baybee, they can come out in the middle of the day just as well. Not once did it strike me that ol’ boy was getting his jollies off watching a young girl model short, tight clothes! LOL! Oh but wifey dear was on to his sneaky ass–that’s why she was mean muggin’ me.
Consider this story a cautionary tale to all of my sweet young ladies that work in women’s retail.
Be careful salesgirls! I had so many stalkers posing as shoppers and passersby that it was ridiculous! Sadly, it’s not uncommon, I can assure you that this happens to young girls all the time.
Anyway, what’s good with you in 1989?
My, my, my! We have already come to the end of yet another decade. Remember “My Jams” ‘69? And ‘79? Can you believe that we are already at the end of the ‘80’s? Yaassss! We bout to fall over into the ‘90’s when shit really starts popping off! LOL!
Shall we proceed? Yes, indeed! Just remember that these jams are in no particular order and the list is not exhaustive. Asterisks indicate that the jam was released in a different calendar year.
My Jams ‘89
Back to life &
Keep on movin’ by Soul II Soul
Uh oh! The UK is coming hard!
Soul II Soul followed Loose Ends on the scene and reintroduced Black folks in the US to our own soul music!
Does this mean that there is a new subgenre on the horizon? Could it be acid jazz? Neo-soul?
What say you?
Hmmmm! We’ll just have to wait and see about that.
“Oooohhh ah ha!”–Sounds like a “Three Degrees” TSOP kinda riff to me!
“Steady, are you ready? What’s going on?”
Go head on Caron and Jazzie! YAAASSSS!!!
Buddy/Me Myself & I by De La Soul
These fellas brought the fun back to rap! Rap had started getting kinda serious!
Cough, cough…Public Enemy!
Don’t get it twisted, Lady G was down with P.E.! I had a major crush on Professor Griff! LOL!
Heaven Help Me by Deon Estus and George Michael
Very ethereal sounding jam; I guess that’s how Heaven is supposed to sound.
They say Satan was the minister of music before he became Lord of the flies.
I’m just sayin’!
No matter, I loved this jam! But I wish Deon had gone further.
Spend the night /My Fantasy /I like /Piece of My Love by Guy
More New Jack Swing Baby! Let me address each of these one by one!
Spend the night: Hubert Hall, Morehouse College—’nuff said!
My Fantasy: “…Image in a magazine”
I like: A certain blogger is starting a serious two step right about now!
Piece of My Love: Did Aaron Hall call that girl a dumb bitch? You might wanna go check for yourself. Sounded like he called her one to me! What do you think?
Dum, dum ditty my FOOT! Anyway, this controversy has been debated since they released this jam. Don’t believe me? Go google it!
24/7 by Dino
Chile this pretty ass White boy with the deep dark eyes and the curly mullet done killed Lady G. With a name like Dino he must be one of them sexy Italian Stallions.
That joker was working the hell out of his shoulders in the video for this jam! All the other parts were pretty stiff but them shoulders was working!
“24 hours 7 days a week, your love is mine…”
*This Time by Kiara and Shanice Wilson
Don’t get it twisted, “Kiara” was actually a male duo that really could sing. But baybee, when them jokers partnered with Shanice it was fire!
“I just wanna let you know, I never should have let you go!”
If you can, catch the extended version—it will give you your life! I think Al B. Sure remixed that one.
Just Coolin’ by LeVert
Chile Gerald’nem done cut them damn California curls off! Now they sporting fades. Back then, ya girl had a crush on Marc Gordon! YAASSSSS!
But did you hear “The Overweight Lover” spit fire on that jam? Yessuh, I’m talking about Heavy D!
*Girl I got my eyes on you by Today
When I first heard this I was like, “Who done snatched my jam by Carrie Lucas?”
That’s a no no! Just don’t do that! Don’t mess with “Show me where you coming from.”
Eh..but it grew on me so I forgave; but I refuse to forget!
Show and Tell by Peabo Bryson
And then there was the time that Peabo remade Al Wilson’s “Show and Tell.”
Oh he DID that! Yes he did baby!
Remember the first time by Eric Gable
What the hell happened to Eric? He killed this one! We should have gotten more from him ‘cause ya boy could sing.
Home by Stephanie Mills
Tears, tears, tears!!!
Somebody go get King Jesus!
Help me Lordt!
Did y’all see her sing this on that Sinbad summer festival?
If you did then you prolly need the Lordt too!
I simply cannot!
“…I can hear my friends telling me Stephanie PLEASE sing our song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
YAAAAASSSSSS! That Queen Diva BROUGHT IT!
Whew!!! I think I’ll park the video in comments; watch the whole thing now!
Spend the Night (Ce Soir) by The Isley Brothers
Just like The O’Jays, The Isley Brothers kept us going all the way from the ‘50’s through the new Millennium. Alright?????
Taste Of Your Love by EU (Experience Unlimited)
YAAASSSS baby go-go can do love songs too!
Quite well I might add!
Let love rule by Lenny Kravitz
Did I forget to mention that in the late 1980’s and early to mid 1990’s we all had a thing for the 1960’s?
Chile Lenny was giving us flower power!
“You got to let love rule!”
That groove sounded like it was straight out of “My Jams ‘68”
Your Sweetness by The Good Girls
Here come Motown with some little light skinded Supremes knock-offs!
Regardless, I love this jam and those pretty girls could dance too.
By the way, they did a very nice job on the late MC Trouble’s jam -“Make you mine.” Don’t fret, that’s coming up in another year or so.
Somebody for me by Heavy D and the Boys
“I want somebody to love me for me.”
YAAASSS that’s Al B. Sure singing that hook! Just don’t ask him to sing it live…you see….er..uh..I saw him singing at the NE Heartbreak Tour and ….well…
Honey, there was no shortage in the supply of women that wanted to get with our dear Dwight aka Heavy D! But ya boy wanted somebody to love him for him!
Well Lady G loves you for you Heavy D!
RIP my sweet!
Oh yeah, I’ll try not to cry in the next year or so when we talk about Trouble T-Roy.
Serious Hold On Me by The O’Jays
Aw shit! This is one of them jams that snatches you up by the throat the minute you hear the intro! Chile them jokers went all falsetto and crooned “oooh oooooooooh oooh!”
*Kisses Don’t Lie by Evelyn Champagne King
I don’t know about y’all but I think that this jam was so underrated!
“If you wanna know the answer, kiss and then decided ‘cause kisses don’t lie–they never lie..”
Queen Diva Evelyn KILT this jam! You hear me?
Kilt it dead!
It’s the witching hour my loves! Another decade gone.
Time to bid 1989 adieu!
Now you know the afterparty is just getting started in comments. Meet me there and don’t forget to bring your commentary, memories and your jams from 1989! Also, if you got cocktails tell me what you drinking on.
Farewell 1989– may you find rest in the annals of history.
Next Thursday: My Jams ‘90