Pettiskirt Drama aka Pettigate
I am gaga over little girl clothes.Â It is a sickness, an illness, I need a 12 step, blah blah freakin blah.Â So I see these somewhere in my infinite internet travels:
And clearly we must have one, is there really any question here?Â I think all girls should have at LEAST one, AT LEAST.Â There should be an ordinance or a law or a rule or something somewhere formally declaring that all girls must own a pettiskirt.;)Â And sometimes their mommas need to have one as well, just sayin.Â And if I’m being honest, mommas and daughter should have MATCHING PETTI OUTFITS.Â And YES I attended Madonna’s Like a Virgin tour, and YES I was appropriately dressed in tulle, rhinestones and rubber bracelets, as was my girlfriend Donna, it was 1985 and we thought we were stylin.;)
Oh geez, I just saw these hats, we need these too.Â See I am ill, it is a sickness and it WON’T STOP!
I digress, forgive me.Â SO.Â About the pettiskirts.Â One of my guilty pleasures is blabbing on message boards with similar baby clothing obsessed broads.Â There, it is out, my dirty little secret.;)Â SO, there was a group order for pettiskirts, one of the message board mavens was going to order directly from the manufacturer and get the skirts for something like $30 as opposed to the $75-80 they run retail.Â No way, no how was I dishing out 80 smackers for a freakin pettiskirt full of tulle.Â That would have pushed my husband over the edge and he would have me committed and as it is I am always looking over my shoulder for those guys coming after me with the straight jacket, I don’t need to add fuel to that fire.Â So I was all over this group pettiskirt order business, this message board broad had done these orders in the past, other ladies had sent money and received pettiskirts, seemed like all was well with the world.Â Can you see where this might be going?
SO.Â I pick out SIX pettiskirts we need.Â I don’t believe in doing things half assed.;)Â In my defense, only three (only, HA!) were for my darling daughter, and 3 were to be gifts for other deserving damsels we know.Â I send my money in to message board broad, she orders pettiskirts and I wait the requisite 5-6 months I am told it will take to get said pettiskirts.Â Now, clearly this sounds insane, I know it does… BUT many ladies have done this in the past and the orders have turned out just fine.Â You can really see where this is going now, right?
And I have to fess up to Hubs why close to $200something dollars has been diverted from our account as we do our bills together and we don’t have any financial secrets from each other.Â He is very fiscally responsible and well, lets just say I have had my run ins with the credit card police people.Â Just one of the many reasons I am attracted to him, he is order to my chaos and vice versa.Â All my ‘other’ credit cards and accounts have been closed, don’t look at me like you don’t know what I am talking about here ladies.;)Â So I fess about about pettiskirt junction and how we will be the proud owners of 6 pettiskirts in just a few short months and his eyes do a MASSIVE slow roll into the back of his head.Â ‘You are sending money to some chick you met on a message board who is going to order pettiskirts for you wholesale and then send them to you out of the goodness of her heart?’
More eye rolling and we close down all pettiskirt discussions, clearly he thinks me mental and clearly I am going to show him when we have fistfuls of tulle in our hands.
Forward to 6 months after the pettiskirts have been ordered.Â Hundreds of women have ordered over 6K in freakin pettiskirts in this specific order.Â We all sent our money to this broad (and yes I am using this term in its deragatory form and not the cool and hip Frank Sinatra form) she placed the pettiskirt order and then apparently lost her freakin mind.Â As one of my friends put it ‘there’s no tellin when the crazy light will go off in someone’s head.’Â Somewhere along the line she either spent the money or decided she just wasn’t going to pay and when the order was ready she didn’t pay.Â So there sit all our pettiskirts being held hostage at the manufacturer.Â Now did she just go looney tunes spending other people’s money all over town and planned to replenish it and couldn’t… OR did she mastermind this scheme and planned on doing these pettiskirt orders successfully until she had one so large that she planned on obsconding with the money?Â Each scenario simply sucks ass (pardon my french mother, but it just does) and there my poor pettiskirt sits waiting, JUST WAITING to make it’s way to me!Â Well 6 of them are waiting, in the spirit of full disclosure.;)
And you can just imagine the lovely discussion I had with Hubs about the Pettiskirt Drama heretofore to be referred to as Pettigate.
Now I need to accept that I might never get my hands on my precious pettiskirts I ordered… and mourn their loss……….Â BUT WE STILL NEED ONE, SO WHERE AM I GOING TO GET ONE!Â It is a sickness people, and you are damn lucky if you aren’t afflicted, just sayin.;)