I ran out to Macy’s in downtown Seattle to get a replacement battery for my Seiko watch ($10.95 for battery and labor, a bargain). My stop at Nordstrom’s was considerably more expensive, since I got away with a short and two pairs of pants. At least I did not buy the really classy indigo brushed-cashmere coat/jacket with a removable inner lining that the assistant brought me to try on. It was $1,400! Whoah, did you know it was this expensive? I asked her. (And thinking -Man! I’m not Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller*!). Seems it was just a simple mistake, though. She didn’t look at the price before she brought it to me.
*Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller was an American businessman, philanthropist, public servant, and politician. He served as the 41st Vice President of the United States, serving under President Gerald Ford, and as the 49th Governor of New York. He inherited a vast family fortune and a family image that he had to live down in order to achieve his political ambitions.