So I skipped straight to the fitting room, trench coat be damned. I hoped it was just a drill, but after a full minute of flashing lights and frozen escalators, I realized it was the real deal. But no trench coats were in sight. Every time I thought an aisle would be safe to turn down, there'd be another woman positioning her cart in my direction, ready for combat over the discounted Ralph Lauren polos. Then my faux ponytail got stuck on a rack and fell off my head. Then I got on the wrong train, then frantically jumped off once I realized it was running express. But I was still possessed by the idea of the trench coat.
Elora. Age: 28.
I hoped it was just a drill, but after a full minute of flashing lights and frozen escalators, I realized it was the real deal.
Zoie. Age: 29.
23. Trench-Coats and Power Trips
So I skipped straight to the fitting room, trench coat be damned. But my hectic schedule kept me from shopping in stores, and all the ones on Amazon Prime were ugly and made out of felt. But on this day, I also had with me my gigantic laptop bag and purse overflowing with leggings, underwear, and toiletries, because I live like a vagabond between my place, my girlfriend's apartment, and my hometown in Long Island, where I get spray-tanned and lashed. Let me tell you about the time I showed up at my girlfriend's house in nothing but a trench coat.