We had lunch then I got scared.
After a wonderful morning shopping and seeing Grand Central Station we were meeting up with some our people, Dina and Glen, to talk about the plan for Coney Island. We had lunch at The Standard Grill. It was yummy!!!!
|Taken at The Standard Grill. Photo Credit given to Kari.|
The floor was covered in pennies and it had one huge bathroom for boys and girls! A coed bathroom!! I thought it was pretty cool. Girls go to the left and boys go to the right and you share a sink area. I didn't realize this until I was washing my hands and a man came up beside me to wash his hands.
I felt like Joey saying, "How you doin'?"
Okay, so lunch was nice! Then the other ladies wanted to hit Canal Street for some purse shopping. Their excitement was beyond me but I was going with the flow. Really, I just didn't see the fascination of shopping for a fake purse. *gentle smile*
Canal Street was interesting to say the least. Pushy people trying to sell you a fake Rolex and a Gucci Bag everywhere. E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E. Kailani and Kari were hoping to strike it big buy finding a little Asian woman whispering, "Prada, Gucci, Coach and Chanel?" I was just hoping to make it back to the hotel alive.
Their wish came true. The little Asian woman made a call on her cell and took us for a little stroll. Like BLOCKS away from Canal Street. In the mean time I'm texting Superdad that I love him. I was about to snap a picture with the caption, "Last seen wearing" but I didn't want to worry him. He found it rather amusing because he told me to stay away from any opium dens. I would have rather preferred that than purse shopping. I'm just sayin'.
So, once we've walked blocks away from the crowd she tells us to cross the street to a little shop with a man holding the door open. I about died!!!! I kept thinking, "I don't want to be sold as a sex slave!!!" But I go to protect my girls!! My cell constantly in my hand if I needed to make a quick 911 help call. A girl can never be to safe. Right?
We enter a "fake" store front with I HEART NYC tees hanging all over. Then a shelf is moved and a secret door opens. Really I'm about to lose it. We enter the door and I see a LOCK on the door. I'm totally freaked out. Then we walk down a little hallway into a small room with all these purses hanging everywhere. There were Prada, Chanel, Gucci, D & B, Coach and many more. A purse lovers dream I guess. As you can tell I'm not one of those purse lovers.
Kailani and Kari were in fake purse heaven!!!!
I eased up a bit and looked around but didn't buy anything. I just didn't see the point of spending $60.00 for a fake purse. I didn't see paying $60.00 for the NYC Canal Street experience either. *smile*
So the girls do their shopping and we leave the hidden back room and look around in the "fake" store front. Then another Asian woman rushes us out on the street, Kari is half dressed from trying on a sweatshirt, and to our surprise there is a cop car outside. OH GREAT!! Let's just get arrested while being in a back room buying fake purses. I can see us calling the agency to come bail us out of jail!!!
There you have it. Shopping on Canal Street for a purse. An experience I could have done without but at least it gave me great blogging material.
Next up: New Years Eve dinner and the naked girl that shows up at my room.