Holly Golightly: You know those days when you get the mean reds?
Paul Varjak: The mean reds, you mean like the blues?
Holly Golightly: No. The blues are because you're getting fat and maybe it's been raining too long, you're just sad that's all. The mean reds are horrible. Suddenly you're afraid and you don't know what you're afraid of. Do you ever get that feeling?
Paul Varjak: Sure.
Holly Golightly: Well, when I get it the only thing that does any good is to jump in a cab and go to Tiffany's. Calms me down right away. The quietness and the proud look of it; nothing very bad could happen to you there. If I could find a real-life place that'd make me feel like Tiffany's, then - then I'd buy some furniture and give the cat a name!
It was one of those days. The kind of day when nothing went right - it was so, so cold and windy when I walked into work this morning; I made a slight mistake at work, and I (needlessly I might add) felt like a fool; someone made me very angry by dissing a group of people I hold dear to my heart; Princess Grace cried the moment her Tante Michelle said hello (kidding, G!); and then I got to my hair appointment half an hour early to discover that:
a) Cassidy's next door is NOT having a yarn sale at the moment. I was so sure they would be!
b) I'd left my crochet at work, meaning I had nothing to do while waiting the 30 minutes for my hairdresser
c) I'd also somehow left my handbag, wallet and $200 at work as well, meaning I couldn't pay for my haircut or the Turkish food I was going to pick up on the way home.
Fortunately the hairdresser let me off without paying until tomorrow (and so they should - I've been going there for 11 years), I managed to get back to work and get my stuff while my pass still worked, and I got the promised takeaway home by 7.30.
And then it was a night of lovely food, a quick sing at choir with my lovely friends, and home for a beer in front of "The Amazing Race".
In the meantime I've reminded myself that this stuff? The mean reds? They're just small stuff.
These, on the other hand, are good reds. I don't need Tiffany's with these reds in my life.