That evening, I realised that I’d managed to order the wrong size of trainer! After six years, you’d think I’d know what size shoe he is. So I was in danger of being a bad girlfriend by leaving my man with no proper birthday present, and only peripheral ones.
I trawled the internet searching for those specific trainers (pretty hard to find, actually) and even looked up the couple of specialist trainer shops in Norwich, with no luck. Eventually I stumbled across Alan’s Store, a skater/BMXer online shop which sells brands like Vans, Volcom and, inexplicably for me, Nike.
They had the trainers, in the right size and they were even slightly cheaper than Sole Trader, brilliant. I placed the order around noon the day before Mr Charming’s birthday, where I added a note:
My boyfriend’s birthday is tomorrow and although I know it’s extremely short notice, I would be grateful if you could send this out as soon as possible. I’ve been looking for the trainers for months, after he spotted them in a magazine, and know he’d be thrilled with them on his birthday. It would make me look like a good girlfriend as well!
Please call me and let me know if there’s anything else you need.
Your order has now been despatched via Royal Mail Special Delivery and should be with you tomorrow. Make sure to let your boyfriend think you ordered these weeks ago, and then you’ll get more birthday cake 🙂
Personal, fast and friendly service – I’d recommend alansstore to anyone looking for skater/BMX stuff that’s more individual than Free Spirit. They seem to have pretty hardcore useful stuff too, which I know nothing about, like trucks and grip tape.