I'd just purchased V8 and SmartWater for after the fast and left the store when my purse strap broke. It's an awkward size and shape to carry home in my arms.
I really had no choice. I had to buy a new one. I'm getting the old one repaired--it's far too expensive to toss out. Couple problems - 1. Really shouldn't get new things durlng the 9 Days. 2. The cheap luggage store is now a cellphone store.
But I do need one. So I venture into the trendy little boutique, a store with nothing for size 20 40 year olds and get something usable for more than I wanted to spend.
BTW, the salesgirls could not have been sweeter or more helpful. :)
Then I missed my bus by inches, so I decided to take the subway one stop. And it refused my unlimited farecard so I had to fish out an old pay per ride one. And I missed a train.
And the next train came by in 5 minutes. And the bus I'm on now came by in 5 minutes and wasn't taking fares - I'm riding free.
And the new purse is cute and grown-up and I'll have time to make and eat dinner and so I'm smiling again.
Further update: I'm home and dinner is almost cooked. Go me.