As I mentioned in my last post on the Easy Knotter, I had called Metalliferous, and they had said Nicolai had said he would order it for me and call me on Thursday or Friday.
Well….. Thursday came and went, and Friday came and went, and then I figured they had forgotten about me or couldn’t get the tool in, so I went over to Broadway and walked up and down until I found an Easy Knotter at Toho Shoji (I’ll be perfectly frank with you: I don’t like Toho Shoji much. I think they are over-priced, and it is rare to find a person who knows how to talk about the merchandise in English. NOTE! If you are Japanese or speak Japanese, and like beads, you can probably get a job there, no real English necessary!)
Anyway, I had decided that I wanted this tool by week’s-end, so I bought the one they had a Toho Shoji (and I also bought some “cotton beads” – something I had never seen before – they are shiny, and weigh nothing! I’m thinking dangles for my poor o-o-old earholes, that won’t drag them down)
So, today, I get a call from Nicolai, telling me that he has the product now. Oops! How do I gracefully finesse my way out of this. I guess I have to go up there and look him square in the face and tell him what has happened. EEEEUUUUWWW! A) I am too shy, but I still think I am right. B) I am embarrassed, but I still think I am right. C) I am too shy and embarrassed.
Still, I can’t pretend nothing has happened. Oh, boy! One of those “shyness exercises” coming up.