I've Been Thinking by Charles Battell LoomisI've Been Thinking by Charles Battell Loomis

I've Been Thinking

byCharles Battell Loomis

Paperback | February 5, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905. Excerpt: ... can is comfortable if he is sitting while a woman stands in front of him. For in the last analysis we are chivalrous. IHAVE come to the conclusion that when I'm in a department store I am invisible. Now, you know when a man goes up to the handkerchief department and says in fairly strong tones, "Please let me look at your slightly soiled Irish linen real gentlemen's handkerchiefs at thirty cents a dozen marked down from three dollars on account of stock taking," and the young woman addressed looks right through him to the lady behind him and asks her what she wants, it stands to reason that the man must be invisible. It has happened to me and it really gave me an uncanny feeling. I hate to go into a crowd in a department store for fear that I will become invisible, and then maybe a pickpocket will go through me. But to drop foolish persiflage, there's another reason why I feel that I'm invisible in a department store, and that is because the young worn--the young ladies--talk right along as if they didn't see me even if I cough and stand on my tiptoes. Now, if I was looking right at a certain space and suddenly a cough came out of that space, and yet I saw no man, I'd stop talking and begin to shiver, although I'm not superstitious; but these salesladies are evidently quite used to hearing coughs come from invisible men, for they go right on, only pausing to take breath, and sometimes I blush in my invisibility--by the way, I'd dearly love to see an invisible blush--wonder what color it is--I say I blush because their talk is not only so intimate, but often so acrimonious. Now, they say you won't hear acrimonious talk at the higher priced places, but--you know how it is. Times aren't what they were a year or two ago, and if I can get good handkerchiefs fo...
Title:I've Been ThinkingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217228976

ISBN - 13:9780217228978