Thursday, July 26, 2007

Shopping a la Pretty Woman

Pretty Woman was on TV tonight, and while I didn't get to watch the entire movie (turned it on after it had already started), I did get to see my favorite scene - the shopping scene - oh yea! I tried searching on YouTube.com for a clip, but the only one I could find was actually from Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion where Romy and Michelle comment on the Pretty Woman shopping scene:

The first scene (where they won't help her in the fancy-schmancy boutique) reminds me of when I worked/shopped in the ritzy mall in town when I was in college and I was B-R-O-K-E broke. The sales people wouldn't talk very much to me, and it seemed that they didn't want to make eye contact with me either - almost as though they could just tell by looking at me that I couldn't afford anything. I wasn't dressed inappropriately or anything, I simply didn't have anything expensive/designer on. It's not the best feeling in the world, let me tell you. However, now that I've graduated and been working awhile, I'm far from rich, but I can afford small luxuries here and there and while I still don't get as much eye contact when I'm dressed down, many of my shopping experiences end up turning into my own little Julia Roberts...err...Vivian Ward moments. Although, even if I recognized a salesperson who had snubbed me before, I'm not sure I'd have the nerve to throw the "Big Mistake" line at them - fun to watch in the movie, but not my style in real life. I guess this just goes to show you really shouldn't "judge a book by it's cover" after all!

4 comments:

G.G. said...

I love both Pretty Woman and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion! If you get a chance, rent the special edition of PW - director Gary Marshall's commentary track is priceless! You get to find out a lot of fun things.

Maria Palma said...

I watched this a week ago - it's probably the 100th time I've watched it...I absolutely love the story line and Julia Roberts still looks just as fabulous now as she did back then. And Richard Gere...mmm...

Catlin said...

Aaaw! I really hope everything with me will turn out as fine as it did/does with you on the graduating/finding a nice job/earning money for yourself-stuff:-)

Shopaholic D said...

Hey GG - I agree - both great movies! I didn't know there was a special edition of PW...I'll have to see if I can get a copy.

Haha...yea, funny how Julia Roberts looks about the same...lucky girl!

Aww, Catlin, I'm sure you'll rock the work-world when you graduate!

:) D