Almost two weeks ago now, wow, I was at brunch in Noe Valley. The server was wearing this gorgeous elephant pendant on a chain, and I couldn't stop staring. I really liked it. And so I told her.
She leaned over and said under her breath, "I got it at Walgreen's." I laughed because the last time I was there a different server was wearing a thin, worn-looking Def Leppard sweatshirt hanging off of boney, inked shoulders. "How long have you had that thing?," my partner asked. She laughed and said she recently got it at H&M. We were shocked. It looked a million years old.
I told the woman wearing the elephant necklace about the H&M sweatshirt after she revealed her drugstore jewlery purchase. She fingered the animal on her chest. "Is this really something you would like and wear?" Totally, I told her.
She disappeared for a minute or two and came back with one just like it. She handed it to me. "Here," she said. "I said the next person who remarked upon the necklace would get one, so here you are."
I am wearing it for the first time today. It feels like good things to come.