Noel Gallagher

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'Baggy shoes are very popular right now!'
14.11.2011 19:00
'Baggy shoes are very popular right now!'

Yes droogs.

Just a quick one. Not much to report as, well, nothing's happened.

I just want to share with you something that happened to me in a clothes shop today in NYC.

So… I'm out shopping. Not looking for anything in particular. Just killing time. Enjoying the weather. (Very pleasant. Almost spring-like.)

I'm in some shop or other not showing much interest in the merchandise and the usual scenario starts to unfold. You know the one?

Shop assistant: "Hi… Can I help you with anything today?"

Me: "Erm… No thanks… I'm just looking."


Shop assistant: “Are you looking for anything in particular… A jacket? Some jeans? A sweater?”

Me: "… No thanks… I'm just looking."

Shop assistant: "How about these sneakers? These are really cool."

Me: "………" (Just a little stare.)

Shop assistant: "What size are you?"

Me: "40, if you must know."

Shop assistant: "Great, I'll go get you a pair."

Now at this point I would ordinarily wait 'til this idiot had wafted behind the curtain and leg it, but for some unknown reason I sat on a little leather stool and waited… and waited.

Just as I'm about to walk out he re-appears box in hand.

Shop assistant: "Here you go."

Me: "Thanks."

So, as luck would have it, they were too big. (Are my bastard feet shrinking now??)

Me: "Sorry mate, they're too big."

Shop assistant: "What? Really? The 40 is too big? Really?"

Me: "Really."

Then - with a straight face (and I'm not joking) - he said this...

"You know… Baggy shoes are very popular right now."


Me: "………" (Just a little stare.)


Now… I'm gonna be out of the game until Wednesday / Thursday. Some of my mates are in town and it's probably gonna get pretty messy.

In a bit.



02.12.11 14:35
ahahaahahaha! the guy is so desperate.. I hate this kind of shop assistant..
01.12.11 03:08
JAJAJAJAJAJA i'm just dying
30.11.11 01:11
jajajaja, great story Noel !!! I really can imagine u staring with a poker face at the shop assitant. Just like u said: un-@#$*!ing-believable!! Cheers
23.11.11 20:04
"baggy shoes"......hahahahahahaha, classic......that's a new one, i guess this recession is makin people desperate, even shoe salesmen.........i shall be telling me mates about this story.....gaaaaas one
23.11.11 15:15
LOL @theory of human shrinking.
22.11.11 21:35
so that makes you a 39.....we could share shoes......x
22.11.11 19:13
baggy shoes more like baggy trousers !! madness
21.11.11 20:17
That's wht u get for fooling round NYC's shopping paradise
21.11.11 07:42
Don't go to Thailand to do any shopping Noel, you won't get out of there alive!! :D
20.11.11 15:47
Shame that Pretty Green has no official branch in New York ... :-)


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