Why is it that when I go to the store with the intention of purchasing a few things, I come out with an armful? Apparently, Like mother, like daughter.
This way of shopping reminds me of the movie The Jerk. I’m constantly amused when life imitates art. An internal dialogue runs through my head channeling Steve Martin. We all struggle between need and want:
“Well I’m gonna go then. And I don’t need any of this. I don’t need anything except this.
[picks up an ashtray]
And that’s it and that’s the only thing I need, is this. I don’t need this or this. Just this ashtray. And this paddle game, the ashtray and the paddle game and that’s all I need. And this remote control. The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that’s all I need. And these matches. The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control and the paddle ball. And this lamp. The ashtray, this paddle game and the remote control and the lamp and that’s all I need. The paddle game, and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches, for sure. And this. And that’s all I need. The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, this magazine and the chair.
One of the items in Jess’s armload of stuff was the movie Ghostbusters. When she returned with two movies, her friend pointed out that she only needed one copy. Jess showed her both movies again. Her friend then realized she had the original and sequel. Jess pays much more attention to details than anyone gives her credit for. Yes, she is a girl that knows what she wants.
P.S.- In the movie at the end of the scene, the dog growls and Steve Martin says he doesn’t need his dog, but this is where art and reality part. Jess needs her dog and her dog needs her.